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Plosive Productions


Venue:The Cellar Monkey , 15 Argyle Pl Edinburgh EH9 1JJ
Phone: 0131 221 9759
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 14:30 (60 min)
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Sunil Patel's (Time Out's One to Watch, BBC New Comedy Awards finalist) personality test described him as being "able to write a joke, but completely unable to deliver it". But doesn't that just make it funnier? "Beautifully funny" says the Evening Standard. It also described him as a sociopath, but he'll explain himself in this show.

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August 25, 2016  Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Review for Sunil Patel: Juicer
The Fringe is full of unrecognised talent and under-filled venues. Sunil Patel, performing to a comedy-savvy crowd of five, is experiencing just that. To say he deserves more is a huge understatement.

A clearly gifted comedian with a comfy and approachable style, he is as self-aware and structurally subversive as any of the Fringeís great alternative comedians, without fitting directly into that bracket. Itís material that could work anywhere and appeal to most, whilst being subtle and clever.

If anything itís the style of the lovable comedian, of the ilk of Stuart Goldsmith, subverted through intelligence, rock solid delivery and an innate understanding of the processes of comedy. He has the awareness of which comedy tropes to exploit and when.

Patel is the sort of comedian you could take anyone to see. Itís marketable enough to make him a star, whilst keeping enough intellectual property in the back to raise it above the norm.

Words: Tom Crosby

Sunil Patel: Juicer, The Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 22-28, 2:30pm Click Here

August 11, 2016  Broadway Baby
Sunil Patel: Juicer
Sunil Patel oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a dinerís chin. Sometimes looking at his expressionless facade, I wonder whether he even realises how funny he is.

This is a great debut show.
His show, called Juicer, has absolutely no relevance to his set at all, bar one joke about a juicer, which he claims is his ďget out of jail freeĒ card. This in itself is funny, because it illustrates Sunilís personality in a nutshell.

Sunilís debut show is, unsurprisingly, all about himself. He asks his female friends for a list of his characters flaws, which is both brave and again typical of Sunilís warped sense of humour. After dissecting a couple of the watertight flaws, he moves into storytelling mode explaining his upbringing, likes and dislikes, and his Hip Hop DJing career.

Itís worth going to watch Sunil to experience his unorthodox yet crafted way of explaining the complex mind maze of who is the man and who is the comedian. Cellar Monkey, being nearly a mile away from the thick of the Fringe hullabaloo, naturally makes this show difficult to populate. Momentum was lost due to a severe lack of audience members, however, with a full crowd this show has the potential to dazzle.
A few jokes fell short of his normally cleverly constructed pieces such as when he compares the Hip Hop struggle in New York to Bath, where he grew up. This may be because he hadnít found a strong enough punchline to carry the joke material through. Sunilís humour is intelligent and therefore not appropriate for anyone who likes an easy laugh, because soon as Sunil starts speaking he gives the impression of someone who got ten As at GSCE.

With a larger crowd and the polishing up of a couple of punchlines, this is a great debut show. Oh, and yes, you do get to hear the joke about the juicer. Click Here

August 8, 2016  List
Week one of August was eventful for Sunil Patel; he appeared in Borderline, a new Channel 5 mockumentary series about ropey airport border control officers, and brought Juicer, his first solo show to the Fringe. Although he claims he's suffering from comedy fatigue after five years of doing stand-up, over-analysing gags until he no longer knows what's funny, and feeling like a porn addict craving newer, weirder kicks, his set seems fresh and free of kinks (it's smooth, but sticks to safe territory in this afternoon slot). Click Here

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