Starting his show by congratulating the UK on legalising same sex marriage, the audience gets an early clue that Rhys Nicholson is of a more modern mind and relevance to the older, more cynical comics this Fringe.

Nicholson launches into his set with barely a pause for breath, drawing the us in and taking mere moments for his jokes to be savoured before he seemingly wanders off into another hilarious anecdote that will leave audiences bent double in their seat. This is where Nicholson excels; he manages to keep on track with his fast-paced, uproarious routine yet his own tangents, clearly unplanned, still leave us in side splitting laughter.

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide is a lively show for those looking for a less world weary and more frolicsome view on society and the struggles faced by a gay man today.

Words: James Brown

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide, Underbelly, Cowgate, Aug 16-28, 9.20pm

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