MICHAEL LEGGE

Michael Legge: The Idiot: The Stand Comedy Club: Edinburgh, 2019

One of the highlights of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for me was to see Michael Legge perform his solo show The Idiot in August 2019.  Seeing as this was the first show at midday and I remembered him from calmly warming up for The Jack Docherty Show that I used to regularly watch being recorded in the nineties, I was expecting a relaxed, easy-going hour from the Irish comedian. What the packed audience got was a tirade of anger and incredible set pieces and storytelling about his hate for the Ukulele, his embarrassing body and his love for Iggy Pop.  By the end of the hour he had the entire audience on its feet with his top off playing the Ukulele getting the crowd singing ‘I love Iggy Pop’.  It was amazing to watch and exceptionally funny.

After the show, I met him and with another friend, he recalled me being at his first Jack Docherty Show gig.  I was proud to be at his first and most recent gig and it was a pleasure to see this very funny, wonderful comedian perform his incredible live set.  Legge is an extraordinary talent and well worth seeing live on stage.

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