Comedy review: Brodi Snook: Handful, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fringe stand-up is built on shows like Brodi Snook’s debut, where a comic has been inspired to take a casually delivered slight and make it into a backbone of their hour.

Brodi Snook: Handful, Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14). Picture: Contributed

Brodi Snook: Handful, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh * * *

Hence why the smug, hippy date who called her a “handful” gets his pseudy boorishness witheringly mocked. Hence too how her ex-boyfriend argued himself into the show.

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Dryly caustic, London-based Australian Snook appears confident.

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Until 26 August