After a sellout run at Melbourne Comedy festival Josh Glanc brings his show Manfül to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017. His first time appearing in Edinburgh Glanc has brought a wonderful piece of character comedy to the Fringe with Dickie Rosenthal and he’s here to bring out your real man using only his product, Manfül and its secret formula that he promises will change everything.
What follows is an often ridiculous and invariably funny look at masculinity and the expectations of what it is to be a man with a 90’s dance music soundtrack. There are many laugh out loud moments throughout the hour a few shocks, some cringing, some explosions and even a few unsolicited dick pics thrown in for good measure. What initially seems just like an over the top stereotype morphs as the show moves along and is revealed as a far more intricate and deep character, with moments where you’ll even pity him it’s a clever and intelligently written comedy piece. A very strong Edinburgh debut and hopefully we’ll get to see much more from him in the future.
★★★★ (and a half)