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Up To The Eyeballs (Beyond Compare / Free Festival)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

Faced with a venue air-conditioned to a fridge-like state, Liam Mullone endeavours valiantly to entertain. Initially unnerved by the looks of blank incomprehension from his mostly non-native English-speaking audience (“These puns make sense to you guys? No? Evidently not…”), Mullone struggled to get going. But when he did, he revealed an impressive verbal dexterity and an astoundingly detailed knowledge of everything from Sunny D – whose ingredients he nonchalantly lists – to the naming of the Canadian lakes and jellyfish. The rambling delivery is deceptive; he’s surprisingly eloquent and incisive, and the humour is intelligent. With a dry wit reminiscent of Dylan Moran and Jack Dee, Mullone has some great material which could really flourish in a warmer environment.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15 or 16), 7.30pm (8.30pm), free, fpp163.
tw rating 3/5