Edinburgh Fringe review: Ian Fox Presents The Unsearchables
Whatever your taste in comedy, you’ll find it on the Fringe. Even gentle comedy, which isn’t the height of fashion, is represented, notably by Ian Fox.
Ian’s show is a mix of stand up, quiz and audience participation. Making good use of the two large screens on either side of the room, he flashed a series of incongruous photos and explained what’s going on. While laugh out loud moments are at a premium, it had a certain entertainment value.
Guest comedian Spring Day, an American based in Japan, did a short solo spot, and scored heavily on laughs, before she joined Ian for another round of the quiz. Sassy, smart and snappy, Spring is a funny lady and provided a good contrast to Ian’s more laid back delivery.
A Where’s Wally quiz round featured photos of Ian’s fellow comedian Seymour Mace in Manchester city centre. With Wally becoming increasingly harder to spot, it provided a welcome opportunity for the audience to get involved.
Not a show for everyone, but it proved there’s still a place for gentle comedy on the Fringe.
Date of live review: 23 August 2014, Laughing Horse @ Espionage