Comedy review: Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour Underbelly - Cowgate, Edinburgh

An almighty car crash of a comic, Jack Tucker is an act you can’t take your eyes off, so mesmerising is his hack ineptitude and contradictory, bulletproof confidence in his greatness.

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour, Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61)

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour Underbelly - Cowgate, Edinburgh * * * *

Firing out dumb platitudes on the most crass and clichéd subject matter, the alter-ego of clown comic Zach Zucker is an object of enduring fascination. A dishevelled mess strutting about like he’s a god amongst men, the New Yoiker checks with the audience to understand if they’ve caught the most universal of his reference points, celebrates wildly for the most rudimentary bit of banter and disappears into a massive fog of dry ice whenever he wants to bring the energy down for a serious bit.

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