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LJ DA FUNK'S ANTI-FASCIST COUNTER-TERRORIST COMEDY ORGY

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Venue:Moriarty's, 161 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9AA
Phone: 0131 228 5558
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 21:00 (60 min)
 
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LJ DA FUNK (New Comedian of the Year 2015 WINNER) presents the most hilarious fusion of sex and politics since David Cameron f**ked that pig.

Were you tickled when Nye Bevan said "pissflaps" in the commons? Amused when Betty Boothroyd dressed up as a saucy nan for Children in Need? Are you more Adolf and Eva than Brangelina? Is Stalin your darlin'? Then this is the stand-up comedy show for you!

Expect devilishly dark satire with a peppering of expletive-riddled raunch, like Ian Hislop run amok on hormone injections.

"Relished every minute of it, an infectiously enjoyable quality." Steve Bennett (Chortle)
"Deceptively Clever" Bruce Dessau (Beyond the Joke)
"Definitely One to Watch" Broadway Baby


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August 15, 2016  Broadway Baby
Review for LJ DA FUNK's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy
Dressed like a hip hop stereotype and with an accent he describes as “Forrest Gump on crack”, LJ Da Funk is the brainchild of stand-up Zac Splijt. Shouting his way through an often surreal set, Splijt’s persona is sufficiently hilarious to make even the less-good jokes enjoyable.

His assuredly silly tone and light-hearted handling of some satirical material make Splijt an attractive prospect
Splijt’s character is refreshingly bizarre beside the Fringe’s more down-to-earth comedians, picking topics seemingly at random and leading up to some very odd punchlines. Part of the fun is listening to him declare “I went to Waitrose” gangster-style, and mangling the name of various English cheeses in the ludicrous accent. He’s clearly has the potential to be something of a cult act with his idiosyncratic delivery and expanding range of catchphrases, and is significantly different from a lot of stand-up at the Fringe.

The jokes occasionally come second to the comic persona. One of Da Funk’s favourite catchphrases is “my humour is best enjoyed retrospectively,” which tended to come after an obscure reference managed only a few laughs. Out of the jokes that didn’t soar over our heads, about half were inspired and the other half less so, but Da Funk’s delivery usually still got a laugh. At his best, the persona allows Splijt to get away with punchlines that are sometimes convoluted and sometimes outrageous, swapping the more anecdotal style favoured by a lot of stand-ups for surreal, bite-sized routines, often pitched a healthy distance away from reality.

Da Funk probably won’t appeal to everyone, and you do have to be in a certain frame of mind to fully appreciate a bellowing gangster parody. Nevertheless, his assuredly silly tone and light-hearted handling of some satirical material make Splijt an attractive prospect, and a welcome injection of weirdness into this Fringe’s comedy. Click Here

November 30, 2015 Chortle
After the first interval, came LJ Da Funk, a character with the gold necklaces of a white Mr T and the brazen swagger of a US preacher, which might put you in mind of Scottish-based Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III. But Zak Splijt wears the creation lightly, clearly enjoying himself so much that he doesn’t mind the mask slipping, making the performance hilarious in the way of someone struggling to keep a false moustache on. It’s all preposterous, but done with such ridiculously passionate commitment that he pulls everyone along in the wake of his bluster. And there are plenty of linguistic delights to perk up the performance, including unlikely catchphrases such as: ‘My comedy’s best enjoyed… retrospectively.’ So yes, you had to be there, but the spirit of brash fun was irresistible and earned him the night’s top £1,000 prize. Click Here

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