Egg: Richard Pictures, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Egg

by guest critic and photographer Esther Moorton

Egg may be a comedy, but the underlying message behind the sketches is that women are still underrepresented in comedy, in the workplace and are still being objectified. “Hello, my name is Sharon” is the tagline for this show and serves as a reminder that any one of us can be subjected to sexism and objectification.

To accompany this message, Anna and Emily cover a series of scenarios. A particular highlight is “Shit jobs Anna and Emily have done!” There’s also the sketch about twin sisters who are “mediums” battling over the affection of the “spirit”. The audience are in stitches.

Egg truly are a fantastic duo – not the usual middle class white male comedians we’re used to seeing on television, as Anna and Emily point out. Both have a strong sense of energy, enthusiasm and on point facial expressions.

The show is exceptionally funny, but most importantly it is brutally relatable.

Egg: Richard Pictures runs until 26 August.

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