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WHEN life gives you lemons... incorporate them into your comedy show. There's a real warmth and honesty running alongside the clever wordplay and sharp one-liners. In Dealt A Bad Hand, Stuart Mitchell demonstrates how to belly laugh in the torn-scone face of misfortune. In a set full of dark, dry humour the only moans to be heard are from the audience when he announces it's time to wrap up.

This show is about dealing with life’s misfortunes and coming out the other end in one piece. He has become one the most exciting talents in recent years. One of Scotland’s rising stars, Stuart Mitchell is a comedian worth catching before he becomes mega.

I left the show feeling I could quite happily sit through another hour of content, and that is the joy of Stuart Mitchell. He is so calm on stage, so friendly and inviting that you will instantly warm to him. He has incredible delivery and ability to turn horrific situations into comedy gold.

Like all good comics he finds laughter is the best way and his packed out venue are treated to the fruits of His thoughts. His set is well written, impeccably presented, peppered with laugh out loud moments as this likeable guy delivers in spades. Look out for Stuart rising rapidly in the comedy world and gaining loads of fans and critical acclaim along the way.

Stuart Mitchell is proving a real hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. It’s tempting to fill in the gaps with more detail, but far better that you experience Stuart’s brilliantly crafted one-liners in person (and, for older readers, enjoy the memories of Dave Allen’s use of a similar deformity for the purposes of humour). Nothing, it seems, is off limits. But what could be a litany of trauma instead becomes a celebration of triumph over adversity, as pure a definition of comedy as you could wish for. All of which explains why Stuart’s profile is rising sharply.

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