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Edinburgh Fringe review: Josh Pugh – Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips And Beans

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Josh Pugh

Josh Pugh delivers close to a masterclass in his artform in his latest Fringe show Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips And Beans.

Over the course of an excellent, engaging hour, he looks back on the madness of the past two years with a brilliant blend of observations, a gentle surrealness and big dollop of hilarity.

Whether it’s on the subject of British dads abroad or how his pandemic job in the mail sorting depot with a visual impairment meant Captain Tom received a few less birthday cards that he probably should’ve, Pugh is on top form.

There’s also the story of Pugh becoming a dad himself, with a lovely slideshow at the end of his family – albeit with a couple of noteworthy interruptions…

Edinburgh Fringe Q&A: Comedian Josh Pugh loves when worlds collide at the festival

An entertaining storyteller who is always keen to see the lighter side of situations, he packs the show with punchlines and the room is in stitches throughout.

Plus, he’s got one of the best lines of the Fringe – albeit slightly gazumped by recent news from ITV – about Covid’s downgrade in the public conscience being comparable to Big Brother’s.

Most shows are selling out so it’s worthwhile booking in while you can. No doubt Pugh will be playing to even bigger venues when next year comes around.

★★★★1/2


Josh Pugh – Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips and Beans at Monkey Barrel 4 at 14.10 until Aug 28