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David Kelly Is Shameless – Free (David Kelly / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

It’s harder to be a good comedian in a small space, I reckon. The faces are right there; the reactions, the cringing, the groaning – all audible. But you would not have thought so from David Kelly’s performance. Teaming up with the energetic Laura Carr, he ensured that the hour-long performance flew by. Both had moments of true originality and wit, and both handled the occasional heckles from the crowd – a hazard at any comedy gig – with ease and aplomb. Carr was personable and confiding in her anecdotal and personal quips, if occasionally rushing through her material; Kelly was a little quiet, but his understated humour was cerebral and his descriptive jokes about his Prince phase had the crowd in stitches. Shamelessly good comedy indeed.

Laughing Horse at Meadow Bar, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 9.00pm (10.00pm), free, fpp64.
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