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Daly’s Comedy Club (Daly’s Comedy Club / Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Here’s a simple diagnostic for whether or not you’re a shit comedian. In the more lifeless cases of Fringe’s comedy-crop, a reliance on sexism seems necessary to keep floundering sets afloat. It’s unfortunate that on my visit to his Comedy Club, Daly curated a set which alienated women around 65% of the time. Perhaps I’m biased because of John Hastings’ sickly intermezzo of audience interaction, which wasted five minutes on discussing my cleavage like a clamouring pre-teen, but many of the other acts of the day (excluding Damian Clark and Phil Wang) felt threaded with a similar cotton. However, Wang’s flawless set demonstrated the merits of ditching the lad-jokes and was met with delighted applause. I’d have been happy to have watched an hour of him alone.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 1.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kate Pasola]