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C'EST LA VEGAN

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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 3-24, 26-27 at 19:00 (60 min)
 
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Award-winning comic Dave Chawner delivers his new show about veganism.

Exploring the origin of food,ideas & views to understand where things come from.

'This is one comic you have to make the effort to see'-The Scottish Herald.
'His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable... hour'-Chortle.

As featured in The Guardian, The Independent & The Observer.

As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4.


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May 18, 2017  Voice Mag
4 Stars
Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy. This comes out in his execution, writing, and timing Click Here

May 13, 2017 Voice Mag
Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy
My choice last year for the Pick of the Fringe, Dave Chawner returns with a new show very much a sequel to last year's show, Circumcision.
Dave Chawner: C’est La Vegan, work in progress
Having established himself as fearless, heartfelt, and comfortable discussing taboos, Circumcision explored masculinity and its expectations and its relationship with openness and mental health. Chawner's decision to go vegan was an extension of this and provided ripe ground to explore the stigma around veganism, specifically for men. The two shows fit nicely together.
The two also reveal a lot about Chawner's relationship with food, which he describes as 'complicated'. He reveals that his past with food and self-image and masculinity enable him to treat veganism with a pinch of salt, having dealt with worse, more damaging misconceptions in his life. All this while being able to tell the jokes about himself that you know that other people will have bored him with.
His delivery hasn't changed – it demonstrated once again how Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy. This comes out in his execution, writing, and timing. It actually leaves precious little to write about in a review.
It's another experience to see a work in progress. Oftentimes, as Chawner did, comedians preface the show by announcing that there'll be gaps and note consulting. Chawner continued to improvise whilst he dropped off the edge of the stage to play some music and process his notes, which served to present his impressive astuteness and professionalism.
The shattering of expectation came right until the end where, rather than finish with quintessentially British sarcasm, he took the heartfelt approach of beseeching the audience to encourage open-mindedness. What of this approach, though? It worked for an afternoon to early evening show we sat in at 16:45, above an overflowing Quadrant. The audience appreciated the intimacy. But in a primetime show, which he could also sell out, a sharper finish that puts a humorous twist on the same message could make it a memorable bit of structured comedy. Click Here

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