Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Colour Ham

11 Aug

Words by Susan Fordthecolourham

The Colour Ham is composed of a magician, a mind reader and a comedian, and together, they are absolute mayhem. This trio create madness in comedy, and also force an audience to watch in awe as the magic and mind-reading prevail in an hour of ‘silly and clever’ smashed together.

Out of the three members of The Colour Ham, it’s very clear to see who the comedian is: Gavin is always the clown, but always the manipulator. Colin will make you question any doubts about the possibility that mind reading is real, and you will not want to make fun of him, because Gavin has already got that covered! Kev’s magic tricks are not as good as the mind-reading sections (apart from the astounding ending which I’m not going to spoil), but don’t worry, again Gavin has got the ridicule covered and he continuously transpires as the star of the show.

Each member of the Colour Ham brings something very unique to the act (see my pre-fringe interview The Colour Ham for more info on the individual characters) and therefore, there really is something for everyone. Whilst you may be asked to contribute or act silly on stage, there is no pressure to do so and you can sit comfortably if audience participation is not really your thing. In saying that, where’s the fun in the background? If you get a mind reader, a magician and a comedian rolled in to one jam-packed fun show, why not jump head first in and get involved?

The Colour Ham put on a really unique performance; there is just enough absurd sketches and clever jokes to draw away from the intensity of magic and mind-reading. You will be kept on your toes for the whole hour because it is one surprise after the other that will leave a smile in your brain for the rest of the day.

Catch the Colour Ham every evening at Just the Tonic at the Caves https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/colour-ham


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