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Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves? (Carl Donnelly)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

Carl Donnelly likes to explore the realms of esotericism, including performing in the more unconventional venues. Two years ago it was the top of a double decker bus and now he’s in a yurt. Donnelly is already pacing around pre-show, which sums up his idiosyncratic style of comedy. Performing in the round certainly makes for tougher crowd interaction, but Donnelly uses his charismatic style to engage with the audience. ‘Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?’ is captivating and, as our vegan, environmentalist friend explains, the title is not referencing anything extreme. Don’t let his planet-romanticising put you off though: Donnelly gives a fair and balanced view on society, orated with self-assured craftsmanship.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]