ED FRINGE REVIEW Tessa Coates, Witch Hunt

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


Tessa's natural style of comedy is warm, endearing and relatable.


After spending an hour, in a small room in Edinburgh, squashed against a pillar, it's rare that instead of itching for fresh air you itch for the show to carry on that little bit longer. But that's exactly how I felt watching Tessa Coates' second hour, I didn't want it to end.


Why? For the same reasons that I enjoyed her debut show so much. Tessa's natural style of comedy is warm, endearing and relatable and it's just like having a conversation with her. Granted, a very well-written and rehearsed conversation, and one where you do all the listening and she does all the talking, but still.


Tessa is a very visual storyteller, perhaps a benefit or her time in sketch group Massive Dad and her ability to make the hour feel natural and like the first time she's said it is to be applauded.