One young comedian with a growing reputation and following is definitely Carl Donnelly and having seen his full length show for the first time it is not difficult to understand why.
Donnelly is a laid back character, no rampaging around his stage for him, just a little audience interaction and on with the show, a really funny insight to his life and episodes that punctuate the day for him.
He is quite observational at times, often self-deprecating is style yet no matter what he is talking about, pets, cats, Glastonbury, film going, Twitter, rumour spreading, he has the ability to draw laughs throughout from a difficult Saturday night crowd of varying ages. I particularly liked his segments on the change in his appearance especially his hair style and the segment on dancing was worth the admission money on it’s own.
He occasionally wonders off at a tangent from the storyline, but gets back there to finish each story, and I felt the audience warmed to him as the set progressed.
Now this show was pretty well full when I attended, so once the word of mouth gets about it could be difficult to get a ticket. So why not check him out soon while there is a chance.
Reviewed by Geoff
3 to 29 August (not 15)
19:50 – 20:50
Fringe Brochure p54