Billy Kirkwood : Show me your Tattoo

3 Star ***

Much tattooed Scottish comedian and actor Billy Kirkwood is the host of this hours worth of mayhem in The Laughing Horse Free Festival.

The concept is fairly straightforward.Kirkwoodwarms up the jam-packed room and talks about some of his tattoos, what they were and the reasons behind them being done.

This achieved he asks members of the audience to do the same and anyone who does so helps to design a tattoo that Billy will have done at the end of the Festival.

This joviality is interspersed with some slides of real extreme tattoos which cause a mixture of laughter and revulsion, often at the same time.

Kirkwoodalways has a special guest of course tattooed who explains their reasons for having them.

It seems hardly any time at all until the show is drawing to a close and in spite of me not having a tattoo, or really understanding why people want one, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this show and it reinforced my opinion of how good a comicKirkwoodreally is.

Free Fringe shows are free entry, but donations in a bucket are encouraged at the end, well the guys have to eat.  

Reviewed by Geoff

The White Horse

5 to 27 August

16:00 to 16:50

Fringe Brochure P49

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