Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll


The Free Sisters
August 25th

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Darius Davies is a very cool geezer with a ‘wicked’ sense of humour, & was the perfect way to finish off this year’s Fringe. The room was properly packed for the show, named ‘The Art of the Troll,’ whose essence was inspired by events of a couple of years ago when Darius was forced to eject a group of 20 drunken, disinterested Spaniards from that year’s show. This led the irate among said group to launch a social media campaign which called on ISIS, Tesco & the Government of Wales to join forces & bring Darius down.

The trolling did not work , of course, Darius is still standing, buzzing about in fact, like an angry wasp, a marvelous ball of energy with seemingly bottomless vats of comedy in his tank. Each topic he covered was fascinating & flowed well, even an in-your-face penis montage! Towards the end, we are then given the seditiously sexy back-story behind the youtube clip below, an anti-autocratic classic that shows our host is indeed the supreme sannyasin of the trolling art.

As Darius Davies assaults our senses unto submission, we offer absolutely no resistance whatsoever  – he is just too much fun. His multi-media mastery must also set some kind of benchmark, it’s like a second mouthpiece for his comedy & proves the auld adage, ‘two heads are better than one.’ I also bellowed my biggest belly-laugh of the entire Fringe at ‘The Art of the Troll,‘ during his piece on the superiority of a British plug. So Darius is funny, yeah, but also a shrewd observer of mass media manipulations, & his show comes with a bonus didacticism… what we are presented with as truth should always be scrutinized to satisfaction.



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