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Edinburgh Fringe review: Stuart McPherson, The Peesh

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Stuart McPherson

Wearing a boiler suit in a packed room on a sweltering Friday afternoon, Stuart McPherson could be forgiven for a sluggish show.

But no, this was a terrific torrent of laughs from start to finish, a relentlessly funny hour from a great emerging Scottish talent.

Best known as Scot Squad’s Archie Pepper, he’s got back-up in the audience in the form of the chief himself, comedy legend Jack Docherty.

Not that he needs to call upon anything but a well-written set of quick, clever lines and brilliant stories that delight the sold-out room.

The show is loosely based around a stag do, on which McPherson discovered he had alopecia. He talks about coming to terms with the diagnosis and how it affects him.

He also touches on the time he almost ended up living in a shop, some hilarious anecdotes from his time working for an escape room around the corner, and also his hatred of Joe Wicks.

With talents like McPherson, Scottish comedy is in safe hands for years to come.

He is confident in his excellent material, likeable and gets the crowd on side from the off. Be sure to catch him as tickets are selling out fast.

★★★★


Stuart McPherson – The Peesh, Monkey Barrel Comedy, The Carnivore, until August 28