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.
A powerhouse performance, he’s truly telling it like it isn’t.
Until 25 August