Pear: But Braver

Comedy (sketch show)

  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Iron Belly
  • 20:10
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Indigo Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Winner – Critic’s Choice Award, Perth Fringe 2023. Last year, 6 foot 7 identical twins, Patrick and Hugo McPherson, brought their debut sketch comedy show, Pear, to Edinburgh. An award-winning, sell-out tour across the UK and Australia then followed with the boys heralded as 'like Reeves and Mortimer at their best' ( and 'hilarious from start to finish' ***** ( This year? The same. But braver. So leave cowardice at the door and then enter for a riotous and original hour that’s 'relentlessly packed with jokes' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Tyson Wicks 104 days ago

When you come as a punter to see sketch comedy, it can be quite samey. With the McPherson twins they take sketch comedy and they find a way to elevate it to a new level. The core of their show is making each other laugh and it means they have an improv style that is unmatchable. Huge fans of “Aussie” comedians doing their things. Up the bombers!!!

Hashbaz11 106 days ago

They don't need reviews to get their audiences these days I am sure - but I write this anyway to record a brilliant hour in the twins' company once again. It's sharp and slick (as was Pear last year) and the sound and lighting are almost characters themselves (such great production). Was it braver? Possibly, especially as I have a feeling they've amped up the weird sexual dynamic this year (and I was there on the night their parents were in!). They are having great fun - and so were we. Next year? - but damper?

Peter Mills 106 days ago

What an hilarious hour spent with two very charismatic twins! Although it all seems pretty casual, there’s no doubt they are on top of their game and know how to get the laughs. With many sketch shows there’s highs and lows but this was consistently funny from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Alastair McInnes 106 days ago

Sketch comedy done properly. Absolutely hilarious from start to finish.

Mark HARVEY 109 days ago

First saw the twins in Camel in 2018? Saw last year's show; belly laughed start to finish.
I declare an interest as my son directs but honestly? If I knew no one I would have laughed as much for this latest version.
Please, if you want to see an hour's excellent entertainment and see two coming stars go see.

Lee Williams 110 days ago

Absolutely hilarious improv / sketch comedy that had the audience laughing throughout. Number one highlight for me this Fringe. Strongly recommend.

Aled Young 114 days ago

Saw Patrick in a sketch show called Camels on 2018 and have always kept and eye out for his shows since. Pear was great last year , but this braver version was even better, I'd say it's the best thing we've seen this year so far. Looking forward to Pair 3 Tokyo Drift next year

Ceinwen 114 days ago

Brilliant show. Wonderfully funny, super easy to watch. Highly recommend.

Olivia 117 days ago

We saw five shows yesterday, and this was the best! Silly, fun and v v funny. Weird sexual tension for two brothers but each to their own… definitely go see this!

Rachel Duncan 120 days ago

Absolutely Hilarious! This will sell out so get booked asap! Was in stitches for the whole show

SB.TV (chortz) 121 days ago

Actually? Not my thing. Too funny if anything.

Steve Bennett 121 days ago

What a show, too busy to make this into a chortle article (lol) but had a great time. Give it a few years and these boys could be the new THREE WOOZIES!!

Nicola Schwartz 121 days ago

We saw Pear last year and loved them so were pleased to see they are back. They are hilarious and put on such a fun event. Because they are so lovable, I won’t comment on the material they repeated from last year. Hope to see them (and their new material next year.

Graeme 122 days ago

Having seen Pear last year, and really enjoying it, I was interested to see what more the boys could bring…

Safe to say, it was just as funny, perhaps funnier, just as smart, smarter even and just as joyous, nay, joyouser. But braver…? Abso-freaking-lutely!

Patrick and Hugo are just wonderfully funny, and the sketches are ridiculous and hilarious (poor Claus!). This is proper example of sketch comedy done at its best!


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