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Cookstown Sizzling Comedy Club Presents The Irishtocrats Of Comedy (Cookstown Sizzling Comedy Club)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The Irishtocrats bring you an hour of, well, just what you might expect: Irish comedy. In a cosy attic atmosphere, a posse of friends offer a taste of their own shows, chock-full of the woes their lives have entailed. Comic musings on a variety of topics such as relationship troubles and defenestration (don’t look it up, Jake Bourke’s a much better dictionary) are delivered in that waggish, self-deprecating style. Steve Bennett is a finale highlight with a couple of ‘autobiographical’ songs, made merry with bouncy ukulele strumming. Some of the cruder threads are fairly bland but on the whole each comedian creates a confident, light-hearted lunchtime show. If you’re hungry for a bit of Irishness, this will give you something to nibble on.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natasha Gartside]