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Roisin Conaty – Destiny’s Dickhead (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Big, blonde and brash Roisin Conaty bounds onstage to tell us all about ‘Destiny’s Dickhead’ – she has, like a lot of other comedians, based her show on self-reflection. An unrelenting tendency to self-deprecation can get a little tedious, particularly at the Fringe where stand-up in the vein of “look how hilarious my pathetic life is,” is in abundance, but Roisin manages an incredibly unique show and anyone who has fallen victim to the charm of an internet-based lifestyle can relate to its themes. There’s nothing showy to the comedy, and audience banter keeps it all flowing as there are no boundaries with Roisin – it’s a bit like meeting someone likeable in the pub and hitting it off. Game for a laugh in any case.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 5.45pm (6.45pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp143.
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