Andrew Dipper

Edinburgh Fringe review: Robin Morgan, Guten Morgan

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Smiling and pleasant, looking fresh and clean cut, Robin Morgan is his own best advert as he flyers outside the venue for the final show of his first Fringe run.

The positive impression continues inside as he finds standing room for the last few arrivals crammed into the small loft space.

Robin’s CV points to solid progress: in his mid-twenties and having gained good traction on Radio Wales, he’s now in London and on the circuit full time.

Immediately likeable and assured on stage, there’s a charming lightness of touch about Robin as he recounts tales about himself, his family and his girlfriend.

Familiar ground maybe, but he’s got a skilled writer’s pen for a killer line that enlivens even the most hackneyed of situations.

Watch out too for a nice closing routine on Eggheads that ends the show on a high note.

Surviving a first half hour Fringe show is something of a comedic rite of passage. Robin did more than that, he thrived as the gig progressed and delivered good laughs all the way.

While time will tell whether Robin turns out to be Clark Kent or Superman, he’s already an interesting and engaging presence.

3 Stars

Date of live review: 30 August 2015 at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House

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