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Funeral Addict (Christian Talbot / Free Festival)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

As the introductory procession music fades, so appears the scruffy looking Christian Talbot. Performing in a packed out, thimble-sized room, the Irishman’s act revolves around his OCD, daily afternoon cry breaks, and finding emotional intimacy in the obituaries. Arguably the most sensitive comedian at the festival, Talbot regales his audience with stories and anecdotes taken from his past, and unveils his pessimistic attitude towards his future. The intimate show is well performed and the material generally strong, even if there is the odd cringeworthy pun tossed into the mix. There is a self confessed air of disappointment surrounding Talbot’s life, but there is nothing but happiness and laughter in his show.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug (not 12), 4.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Peter Dorman]