It’s Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, published on August 28th.
Better 4 STARS than never, right?
Me so proud.
Scott Capurro Islamohomophobia: Reloaded
August 28th, 2014 | by edfest
Rating: **** (That’s 4 stars)
As you can tell from the title Scott is not going to hold back on any topic. As expected from the title racism, extremism and homophobia bare the brunt of his comical rants and one-liners. But Scott also brings a personal touch to the proceedings by discussing his relationship with his mother and his new husband.
Throughout, but definitely more noticeably towards the end, Scott goes for all out shock tactics coming out with the most offensive things he can think of. He toys with the audience by challenging their perceptions. Is it okay to laugh at things that are outright offensive and what does that say about us?
Scott does this all in such a clever way, flirting with the audience, using his American charm while still tackling the difficult topics that the laughing and the thinking become divorced. You laugh your head off hysterically during the show and then walk away pondering life and the state of the world.
Words: Charis Stewart
Scott Capurro Islamohomophobia: Reloaded, Assembly Rooms, Aug 1 – 24 (not 11), 22:00