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About Tam O’Shanter (Bruce Fummey)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Anyone who has not been to a Burns’ Supper will find the majority of Bruce Fummey’s set difficult to follow. A Scottish comic for a Scottish audience, the show begins with some of his older material – the science-based comedy of a funny Brian Cox. This is relatively successful and receives gentle laughter. His actual set, however, is more interesting and informative – but it isn’t comedy. Those who are unfamiliar with Scottish culture may find that the majority of his set goes over their heads. Many jokes are in the standard misdirection vein and are barely surprising or original, with audience members pre-empting the punchlines. Though not particularly comedic, perhaps Fummey should begin looking into a career in lecturing.

Laughing Horse at The Beehive Inn, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £3.50 – £7.00, fpp33.
tw rating 2/5