Edinburgh Fringe 2013: Charlie Baker – Baker’s Dozen

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Claire White

When you decide to see a stand up show, you are expecting a comedian on stage telling jokes for an hour.

Perhaps some humiliation or audience participation involved.

Charlie Baker at The Assembly George Square stepped away from the standard routine combining cabaret with comedy performing the biggest selling singles from the last 13 years.

Incorporating the theme of the show’s title into a musical affair, Charlie was accompanied by two friends on-stage, performing hit songs with sections of stand up weaved in-between.

The show would suit those looking for a musical touch to their day when a full-cabaret show is too much as the cheeky chap manages to sing, rap and joke his way through the show.

And it is no surprise that Charlie’s voice suits the jazz tone, as he is a solo singer and member of the Charlie Baker band.

Unfortunately having seen Charlie before, it was noticeable some of the material sprinkled throughout the set had been heard before.

But one thing is certain; you will never think of Bob the Builder in the same way again.

Charlie Baker – Baker’s Dozen
Assembly George Square – 3

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