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Christopher MacArthur-Boyd: Oh No (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2022

‘Oh No’ is Glasgow comedian MacArthur-Boyd’s response to living through lockdown. While he clearly had a tough one, it’s never too morose, as he riffs far more widely around family, (Scottish) masculinity, peeing your pants, Hello Fresh, the complicity of sheep and drive-in comedy, among many other things. MacArthur-Boyd has an engaging, laid-back stage presence and he delivers a fine mixture of rich storytelling and spontaneous wit when working the room. Strong self-awareness too, in doing a bit joking about climate change as a bit of (admittedly transient) good news for Scotland before pivoting to entirely salient points about corporate responsibility. He’s worked hard to make it look this easy. Is it worth spending folding money on an hour in his company? Oh yes.

Monkey Barrel Comedy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]