Funny At The Fringe – Preview Review – Chelsea Birkby: No More Mr Nice Chelsea

Sadly, this year, The Phoenix Remix cannot go to the Edinburgh Fringe (we aim to make this up to you in 2023), however, we have been sent some previews of shows so instead we are reviewing those! Today is a review of the show No More Mr Nice Chelsea by comedian Chelsea Birkby. Details are also below for where you can find the show at the Fringe this August.

Chelsea Birkby: No More Mr Nice Chelsea

Location:   Just the Tonic at The Caves – Just the Spare Room (Venue 88)

Dates: Aug 4th-14th, 16th-28th

Time: 15:40

Price: £7 Concessions £5

Ticket Link:

Location: Jericho Comedy in Oxford

There are a lot of comedians that are debuting shows at Edinburgh Fringe this year and one of those happens to be none other then Chelsea Birkby. She is fed up of always being portrayed as the nice person on stage so this time she decides to change it and talk about everything that makes you seem more hardcore and heading towards the darker side – sex, drugs, rock n roll and…yes…Nickelback!

Even though Chelsea’s aim is to try and change her ‘image’ it is really hard not to like her and actually find her a bubbly playful character on the stage that sort of contradicts the persona she is aiming for. She instantly gets huge laughs from the audience and that is a constant theme throughout. You can always tell how an audience respond to a comedian when they decide to participate with the show even when there is no request to. The crowd really enjoy getting involved with the stories and showing their enthusiasm for them. At times it feels like there could be a show solely on her interactions because they are a joy to hear.

There are some really fun sections of the show including topics about music and lyrics, being ‘posh’, star signs and university life that really stand out and are very intelligent and entertaining.

By the end of the show it is obvious why the title of ‘No More Mr Nice Chelsea’ was picked, but the irony is, even though Chelsea is trying to be ‘mean’, you cannot help but really like her. It is a show full of energy and enthusiasm and for a debut year at the Fringe, it is a very strong opener and it is going to be one that people are going to be talking about. Book now to avoid disappointment .

Rating: ****’ 4.5 stars

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