Saturday, 7 August 2010

Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge @ Edinburgh Festival

Well we saw our first show of the Edinburgh Festival 2010, and it was a great start. We went to see Rainer Hersh's Victor Borge. He was charming, very funny, engaging and did a great tribute to a Man who at one point was the highest earning extremely watchable.

His act is a comedy which he finds through music, and in this case, the life of Victor Borge (who he actually did meet before he died). The act explains and muses over Victor's incredible life and how their paths crossed. Rainer shows sensitivity in all the right areas, and hits the comedic aspects right on queue. At one point in the show, I was laughing so hard I caused the whole place to laugh with and at me. I would recommend going to see this show as it really is very funny and lovely at the same time and if you don't know who Victor Borge is then here he is:

His one man act Comedy in Music became the longest running one-man show with 849 performances when it closed on January 21, 1956, a feat which placed it in the Guinness Book of Records.

Here is everyone arriving and getting seated for the show which is set in the old Masonic Lodge building which is at 96 George Street, Edinburgh.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a perfectly fun thing to do! LOVE it!