Funny Tonne

David Quirk Career, Suicide

Review by Elise Faulkner

David Quirk has one of the best stage entrances of the festival. It fits perfectly with his opener, an anecdote about accidentally stealing a towel and desperately trying to replace it on his first visit to Edinburgh. He goes on to tell us stories of abusive 8 year olds, Chippendale dancers, and telephone surveys where the hardest question is 'do you rent or own your own home?'

The theatrical elements of Career, Suicide perfectly compliment Quirk's dry joke delivery. His signature deadpan style conveys honesty and makes the show feel effortless. Quirk's not afraid to pause for effect or play with volumes, adding another element to this dimensional show.

Career, Suicide is a funny and engaging show from beginning to end.