Al Murray: The Pub Landlord’s Compete for the Meat

****

4 Stars

All hail The Guv’nor, Al Murray returns to the Fringe with his larger than life Pub Landlord and is hosting a real life pub quiz, with real prizes!! Daily until 28 August.

On entering the packed Ace Dome one is invited to join one of the many quiz teams competing to win a frozen chicken. There is the opportunity to just observe, but beware one team gets dropped part way through and Al selects random people to replace them!!

Murray warms up the crowd in his own inimitable style, insisting ‘the rules’ are observed ,a pint for the gentlemen , a glass of white wine or a fruit based drink for the ladies’ is adhered too, and then it is off and running.

The quiz is played fairly straight, with independent markers and formal answer sheets, but in between Murray has plenty of scope to do as he will, a number of surprises are forthcoming, throughout.

There has not been a pub quiz show of this stature for a while at the Fringe, and for me it is a win-win situation. I love a quiz, I love good comedy and both are provided for me in this lunchtime package.

So why not give it a try. Be prepared to get involved, have a laugh and spend an hour and a half with one of the comedy greats in his own back yard so to speak.

****

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Ace Dome V 23

16 to 28 August

12-20 to 14-00

Fringe Brochure P 23

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