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Gareth Morinan – Truth Doodler (Gareth Morinan)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2012

Morinan’s show is part PowerPoint presentation; part stand-up and part character comedy. He is likeable and involves the audience in a non-threatening manner, making engagement with sketches relaxed and fun. The best moments come from his animations and pre-recorded videos, which are well produced and get the biggest laughs, though there aren’t quite enough moments where the audience were really laughing. His topics range from a lighthearted look at centipedes on speed to David Cameron, and it is obvious that Morinan is disillusioned with UK politics. Perhaps a bit too nervous on stage, he needs to tighten his act and draw a line under dragged out jokes. Despite this, his production presents real promise and could be something really special in the future.

Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-26 Aug (not 14), 1.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Conor Riordan]