Convincing character comedy is very difficult to get right, not only does the performer need to nail the character but the comedy has to be spot on too.
Fortunately, Milo McCabe’s latest creation, Troy Hawke, is as believable as he is blisteringly funny. Having been home schooled by a mother who was very much tied to the past, Troy engages with the 21st century like someone who has spent the last forty years in suspended animation.
This idiot savante dresses like a matinee idol, speaks in perfect received pronunciation and is completely at odds with the world around him. Whether recounting an afternoon at the football with ‘the chaps’ or engaging in ‘audience badinage’ with the front row you can be sure the laughs come thick and fast.
An old hand at character comedy, Milo’s alter ego Portugese reality TV star ‘Philberto’ has delighted thousands at comedy clubs and festivals across the globe and TV appearances include Blue Go Mad in Ibiza (ITV2), Live at the Electric (BBC Three) and Benidorm (ITV1),
Milo’s Edinburgh Fringe runs have earned him two ‘Best Show’ at the Amused Moose Laughter Award nominations in addition to GQ Magazine’s Top 10 Shows Of The Fringe and a Time Out Critic’s Award.
‘Undeniably funny’ ★★★★ Chortle ‘Mad comic genius’ The Scotsman