Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Review: Feminism for Chaps


10 August 2016, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review

As a woman and a feminist, I am clearly not the sort of ‘chap’ that Andrew Watts is aiming his material at. He also warns his (mostly female) audience that the cricket jokes may go over their heads. They do. It took becoming a father to make Watts realise he was a feminist, and in this show he tells a well-honed series of anecdotes and attempts to educate his fellow men on some (worryingly) basic facts about feminism. The result is not laugh a minute stuff, but you cannot fault Watts for his earnest attempt to enlighten through comedy. He is insightful enough, not at all self-congratulatory, and does manage to wring a few laughs out of the audience, but this is more soapbox than stand-up.

Image: Alixroth/Flickr


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