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Dave Callan Presents O+ (Gilded Balloon / Dave Callan)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

PowerPoint presentations can be tricky. If everyone can read a joke on screen, it might not get the laughs it deserves. ‘Dave Callan Presents O+’ falls into this trap. The show is meant to be the result of 100 questions Callan asked 100 women. Instead, it is a lazy series of pie charts and Google stock images. Callan seems afraid to tackle any “serious” ideas: the sexual revolution is mentioned once before quickly moving along to another question – “do women prefer cats or dogs?” His observations, meanwhile, are painfully clichéd. There is nothing clever, new, or even funny here. The best jokes in the show are answers he got to his survey; it seems Callan should have outsourced all his punch lines.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.30pm (7.30pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp63.
tw rating 2/5