About time we had a bit of proper satire. Austerity Pleasures, at the Laughing Horse @ Espionage at 13:05 is new to me (as we are new to the Edinburgh arts scene) but apparently this will be the third year it has visited the Fringe. Ben Morgan and Robyn Perkins offer “a new hour of politics, social satire and leader lampooning, now with an international twist.” Sounds good to me. I’m hoping for a Have I Got News For You-type spin-off, but I’m not sure what to expect. I hope they work together throughout the whole show rather than have two separate stand-up acts, as two characters are better than one when it comes to satire; we shall see. I’ll report back around 2.15pm, by which time the next preview should be online.
Great political standup from Ben and Robyn and a very funny guest spot from Paul Ricketts. Lively, friendly atmosphere and lots of belly laughs – what more could you ask? Great if you like a bit of political satire!