Edinburgh Fringe 2013: Seann Walsh – The Lie-in King

Seann Walsh★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Claire White

For a comedian, the debut show of their run at the Edinburgh Fringe is like walking onto the stage on their tiptoes.

Will they fall flat on their face or land safely with their feet firmly on the ground?

For Seann Walsh, there was no question about it.

Equipped with a trusty red notebook and a bottle of water, Seann explained this was his first Fringe show of the year – yet there was no sign of this whatsoever.

The notebook was not glanced at once and the jokes flowed throughout the whole set, bringing the audience to tears with laughter.

From his split personality relationship with the shopkeeper to his attempt at ‘growing up’, it was hard not to relate to every single scenario whether you had experienced it last weekend or in your younger days.

Seann’s seamless performance was that of a comedian near the end of his Fringe run. Considering this was a preview night, I am already finding it hard to believe that we will find someone funnier this Fringe.

If the first show is anything to go by, get your tickets now before word gets around and he sells out the full run.

Seann Walsh – The Lie-In King
Pleasance Courtyard – Cabaret Bar
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