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Christian Finnegan: My Goodness (Live Nation)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

Being a decent human doesn’t seem so hard in theory but, if 2018 is anything to go by, a lot of people clearly find it very difficult. Enter Christian Finnegan and his Fringe debut stand-up show exploring what it means to be ‘good’. Using himself as a test case, Finnegan attempts to build a good person the way you create characters in video games, assigning points to different attributes (eg empathy, not-full-of-shitness, etc). It’s a solid framework to hang a show on and Finnegan gets a polished set out of it, consistently entertaining even if it never quite soars. It’s a fun hour by a personable comedian with impressive audience rapport, and it ends on an unexpectedly moving note.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]