Comedy review: Loretta Maine: Bipolar, Just The Tonic @ The Caves, Cowgate

LORETTA Maine, the seductive, white wine slugging alter ego of award winning comic Pippa Evans, knows all the most creative people, like herself, are bipolar. ****

Loretta Maine: Bipolar

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, Cowgate

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Star rating: * * * *

Accompanied by her band Penis Envy, Maine sings and slurs her way through hilarious tales of woe from her life as a drunken country and western singer living in London.

Her combination of comic talent and musical genius allows even her most bizarre ideas, such as a banjo slam-off with her dead grandma, to hit the mark.

Through catchy tunes, brilliant lyrics and gleeful cynicism, Maine educates her audience on everything from chicken shops to how to spot the white wine witch and why love is such a funny thing.

Fast-paced, witty, well-observed and even the most downright miserable antidotes are delivered with such energy and relish you’ll be stamping your feet in delight

• Until Sunday