Edinburgh Fringe Review: Paul Currie ‘The Sticky Bivouac’

6 Aug

Words By Susan FordPaul Currie

Paul Currie must be mental, utter crazy, to come up with a show like ‘The Sticky Bivouac’.  I say this in a light-hearted way, and in no means derogatory: I say it because I have never encountered anything as surreal, not even on TV nevermind on stage.  Paul Currie trained as a street performer, as a clown, and as a puppeteer: expect to see aspects of all this in his performance, looped together with a massive bow of originality.

If you are a fan of audience participation, then this is the show for you.  Not, like a “hi, what do you do for a living?” but more of a “DRINK THIS MILK!!” kind of interaction is to be expected.  If you like to be close to the stage, touch the performer, smell him, or even share breakfast with him, then this is your chance.  Jump on board, slide to the edge of your seat (never relax!) and don’t just enjoy the show, experience it.

‘The Sticky Bivouac’ is not an ordinary stand up show; yes there are jokes, and a lot of sketches, but there is more merit in performance and professionalism to be given .  You can see Paul Currie’s skill in acting and ‘clowning’ around shine through, and it will make you genuinely buckle over from laughter.  Or fear. There is always an element of fear in Paul’s shows, a good fear, like a really scarey fairground ride.

Paul Currie’s show is on late (11pm) and has that ‘Late N Live’ messy feel about it: this however is not by the time slot it is in, rather the crazy storm that Paul has conjured out of comedy.  For the majority of sketches, you won’t have a clue what is going on, but you will be certain that it is one of the funniest things you’ve ever seen.  The shock factor definitely comes in to play to make this show funny, so what are you waiting for? Take a chance, risk your life on comedy and go and see the magnificent Paul Currie.

Catch Paul Currie every night at 23.00 in Pleasance Below https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/paul-currie-the-sticky-bivouac

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