The Weegie Boys: Weegie Hink Ae That?

By Ron Bingham

Scottish comedians performing at the Edinburgh Fringe? Why not! These three young unpolished lads (Gregor Mackay, Conor Hardie and Elliot Hanigan) sing songs and perform sketches that get more and more Scottish as the show goes on.

If you want to perfect your Glaswegian accent, or hear some original local Scots patois, this is the show for you. Unless, of course, you’re offended by copious amounts of swearing, people dropping their trousers for a punchline, some very dodgy jokes.

The Weegie Boys manage to surprise us with some very pleasant singing – about the poor timetabling skills of ScotRail, giant seagulls in Aberdeen and the Scotch Pie (a pack of which they have on stage, and which I noticed had some lovely green mould spots – come see the show at the end of the Fringe and I expect it’ll be the same pack filled with lovely green fungus).

An excellent show, most of which I was able to understand, and a pleasant change from all the London (or Australian) accents. The Weegie Boys are still a bit rough around the edges but the audience were having a wonderful time (apart from the young lad seated next to me, who was much too close to some sausage roll fallout from the stage). There is a LOT of swearing, but it’s in a Scottish accent, and therefore an essential component …. isn’t it?

Weegie Hink Ae That? is on at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose