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Colm O’Regan – Dislike! A Facebook Guide To Crisis (Colm O’Regan)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

I really hope Colm O’Regan’s tales of 1980s Photoshop and comedy court cases are true. We’re taken through a story of his life and of Ireland through the medium of Facebook and a PowerPoint, which is brilliant when it works, but dire when it doesn’t. The only thing holding O’Regan’s show back is technical difficulties – that and the too-formal feel of a university seminar we all experience when faced with an overhead projector. But the newborn medium of Facebook for comedy is an effective one, and O’Regan uses it with skill and good timing. His short history of Ireland is particularly captivating, and his creation of comic characters makes us feel we really get to know the comedian and his world.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 4.00pm (5.00pm), £7.50 – £10.00, fpp59.
tw rating 3/5