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9 MONTHS AND COUNTING...

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Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Mata Hari
AUG 4-19, 22-28 at 15:00 (60 min)
 
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When Andy's fiancee told him she was 'expecting', she clearly didn't just mean their new baby child - she was expecting him (quite rightly!) to step up and finally make the graduation from being a big kid himself to a dad...

"9 Months And Counting" is a fun and bittersweet comedic examination of how things might change for Andy when he finally has to grow up and look after someone other than himself. Having been a bit of a cheeky git as a teenager (and beyond), and like most blokes having been stuck at the age of 21 for God knows how long, he looks back at the mischief he got up to, his relationship with his own parents, and what he is going to do if his kids end up like him!

Comedy songs (Andy was a signed singer-songwriter before performing comedy), stories, jokes and knowing Andy plenty of friendly chat with the audience...


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August 23, 2016  Broadway Baby
Review for 9 Months and Counting
Andy Stedman: 9 Months and Counting is a gentle burble through the perils of impending fatherhood, combining musical comedy with sustained audience interaction.

Andy Stedman: 9 Months and Counting provides mild comedy and funny songs. Perhaps it should stick to the latter.
Stedmanís concerns about becoming a father meander from worries about the birth to which parent his child will love more. The comedy element here is very gentle indeed, with Stedmanís rather fumbling delivery style (at one point he mistakes a duck for a frog mid-punchline and has to tell the joke again) meaning that many jokes have a limited impact. The show was laboured at these points; occasionally, Stedmanís efforts have the feel of a filler before he can return to his musical comedy.

He is more successful where he involves the audience, with a generous crowd becoming enthusiastically involved in games of Never-have-I-ever and word association. Here, Stedman displays real talent in playing to his audience, creating and maintaining a friendly rapport which gives the show much of its charm. It is these sections which mean that, although laugh out loud moments are comparatively rare in Stedmanís stand-up, the audience is rarely uncomfortable.

The undoubted star of the show, however, is Stedmanís foray into musical comedy. It is here that the show justifies itself as an entity; whilst the stand up is often gains a muted reaction, the songs are genuinely funny. Stedman constructs delicate couplets through which he details the more graphic aspects of his wifeís pregnancy. He sings to his unborn child about favouritism and dating. He even manages to involve his audience (with, predictably, varying degrees of success). Despite musical triumph, however, the strained nature of his standup is hard to overcome.
Andy Stedman: 9 Months and Counting provides mild comedy and funny songs. Perhaps it should stick to the latter.
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