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Awkward Hawk (Paul Duncan McGarrity)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Endearing comic Paul McGarrity talks us through his social awkwardness, recounting the most surreal tales with a modest shyness that makes him truly likeable. However, I’m not convinced that without this self-asserted unease, that the show would be as funny – the material is not especially gripping but McGarrity’s repeated mannerisms (pushing his glasses back up his nose and grinning), show the charm he posses in his presentation and he instantly becomes a charismatic act. Discussing his encounters in London and Uganda, the Northern-born performer defies efforts to be cool and encourages everyone to embrace their inner geek. So if you’re admittedly socially awkward, check out ‘Awkward Hawk’; there aren’t any solutions offered, but at least you’ll know you’re not alone.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 25 Aug (not 12), 3.30 pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Grace Brennan]