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Bobby Mair – Obviously Adopted (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with John Noel)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Charming in his own special, bizarre way, anyone who identifies as self-deprecating has to see Mair’s show to see how it’s really done. With material that would normally make your toes curl with second hand embarrassment, Mair’s flippant demeanour instead leaves the audience cheerfully chuckling on his behalf.  While Mair does certainly have some solid jokes in his routine, there is a serious need to cull some of the weaker gags, which more often than not flattened the momentum that he had built for himself. Still, he managed to not fall into the common comedic trap of resting on shock comedy for shock comedy’s sake, pulling it off with aplomb because, frighteningly, I think he genuinely lives life that way.

Just The Tonic at The Tron, until 25 Aug (not 13), 7.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Patricia-Ann Young]