Fairweather comes with a brilliantly well-written show purely based around her vendetta list. But as you may imagine with someone who creates such a list, she is not angry or petty, but sprightly and funny as she dismantles the people who have wronged her.
There are six people who get the Fairweather treatment, and these range from compulsive liars, to cruel bullies and the straight up dicks that she has met in her time. Fairweather is hysterically cutting as she misdirects the audience with some terrific jokes about these awful people. Her takedowns are not limited to her close relationships but with the new generation of right-wing podcasters who are causing serious harm online. She is a professional roaster.
Fairweather’s life has been a wild ride. Growing up she moved all over the world which explains the ambiguous accent, but it has clearly shaped her into the steadfast and assured person she is today. Some of the ridicule she has faced purely for her gender is simply daft, but it makes her a wonderful parallel to her idol Taylor Swift. And Fairweather clearly thrives in the face of diversity, creating this show and excelling in the wider comedy world; even if her friends think this success is going to her head. Her “before comedy” joke may be one of the best I’ve heard this Fringe.
Fairweather toys with politics, religion and is never scared to go a bit darker. This all comes out when discussing her university life in an exceedingly religious school in the deep south and yes, the person who made her go there is on the list. Her interactions with these otherworldly bible-bashers are simple hilarious.
Fairweather ties together all her ridiculous stories into a wonderfully neat and cohesive little bow which once again proves her writing prowess. Hannah Fairweather is far more than normal, she may enjoy revenge, but she is a fantastic comic who you should make a priority in the final days of the Fringe.
Hannah Fairweather: Just a Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge
14:25 at Just the Tonic at The Caves (Venue 88)
August 18 – 28