Milo Edwards: “Voicemail,” at Edinburgh Fringe 2022

**** (out of 5)

Voicemails are “dad shit.” But so too was Dunkirk. Soon something you find normal will be. “The relentless march of time comes for us all,” Edwards reminds us.

Which might not be that tragic for him, still being only 29. But losing his dad, and his dad’s voicemail to the merciless machines is a rough reminder that we’ll all be ashes to ashes dust to dust soon enough. Even or especially the atheists. But it’s not all glum in his worldview. Unless you’re worried about the changing demographics for MILFs, or if you’ve ever contemplated fully the implications of time travel. Edwards will provide an unusually dark yet logical argument that’ll free your mind. How we’re going to fix the planet for our children, if we’re foolish enough to have them, is another matter. Edwards jokingly frets he wishes his comedy career were coming together faster than his body is starting to fall apart. But as he learned from his dear mother, it’s not about starting the fight, it’s about finishing it. Looks like Edwards is up for it.

Milo Edwards: Voicemail runs through Aug. 28, 2022, at Just The Tonic at The Mash Room (Snifter Room).

Sean L. McCarthy

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