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Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes


Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Attic: AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

I have done 5 different solo shows at Edinburgh, in 2013,2014,2015,2017 and 2018. I will be doing two different shows at the Fringe this year the first of which is called, Al Lubel talks about his name for 56 minutes and about something else for 4 minutes. The title of the show fully describes the show!

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News and Reviews for this Show

3.5 stars

August 23, 2022    Chortle

3.5 stars

The singular experience of an Al Lubel show, in which every routine is a reflection on his name, is only intensified when you’re the sole member of the audience.

It’s a crying shame that this ferociously inventive, surreally distinct and pigheaded performer is no longer getting the crowds he did when he first appeared at the Fringe in 2013, the novelty of the American’s act having paled since.

But so mind-bending and attritional is the experience of hearing the words’ Al Lubel’ for almost 60 minutes in various combinations and scenarios that I can’t say for certain how much of this show was new and how much was familiar refrain. Time started to lose all meaning, my own sense of self becoming absorbed into Lubel’s seemingly instinctive navel gaze.

What I can say is that I genuinely felt a privilege in getting the one-to-one experience.

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August 15, 2022    Entertainment Now

This show is an absolute fever dream, an hour of daft, dry humour that will make you think you’re going mad. This is because the title: ‘Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty-Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes’, is by no means an exaggeration.

It’s a wonderful name but never have I heard the deconstruction of two words in as much detail as this. Al Lubel talks about how to spell Al Lubel, how Al Lubel sounds phonetically, and every which way you can construe the name Al Lubel. He’ll sing for you, play games with you and downright entertain you.

This show is so far from traditional stand up but after you hear the name Al Lubel for the hundredth time in ten minutes you are eerily entranced. It is utterly absurd comedy that feels like a stand-off with Al to see who is going to break first.

Al’s infatuation with his own name is hard to pin down. Whether he adores it from a place of pure narcissism to the point he doesn’t want others to say Al Lubel and take away the joy he gets when he says Al Lubel. Or perhaps Al has a severe identity crisis in which the only sense of self he has is this very cool name. I don’t know! I don’t know if he knows, Al Lubel is a complete enigma.

His style is clearly ridiculous, but it’s done so well that you cannot help but laugh along. It’s strange humour that is almost reminiscent to that of David Lynch’s (but David Lynch’s name is nowhere near as cool as Al Lubel’s).

I’m unsure as to how Al managed to get so much content from his name, but he did, and he did it well. His show was as impressive as it was funny, and I will never forget the name Al Lubel. Click Here For Review