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A**Hole New World (Brian Gallagher)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

‘A**Hole New World’ revolves around Brian Gallagher’s desperate need to leave Ireland as a teenager, and his overwhelming desire to start a new life in New Zealand. A contentious relationship with his mother is only worsened when Gallagher forges her signature, which leaves him attempting to survive at the other end of the world. Through his comedic storytelling we learn more about his interesting life, with pleasant anecdotes covering everything from drug busts to polygamist cults. There are a few laughs here and there, but not enough: the show feels incomplete, yet his self-confessed carelessness and his critical examination of his life choices are the foundations for a fuller, more promising show in the future.

Scottish Comedy Festival @ Nightcap, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]