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2022 The Beginning Of The End – Vladimir McTavish (Vladimir McTavish/The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

When he came up with this show title, Vladimir McTavish had in mind a twist in which the message would be one of hope, ie, the beginning of the end… of lockdown. Since then, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused him to question things, not least his own choice of stage name. Still, after a dark litany of the events of the last couple of years, he just about gets there in the end. While some tangents land weakly, there is some truly laugh out loud stuff in here – an absurd riff on Communion being worth the admission alone. For cultural tourists seeking a Scottish take on the state of it all, the inimitable Vlad is a pretty good place to start.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]