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Gary Delaney 2 – This Time It’s Not Personal (CKP)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Gary Delany, as seen on TV, is the king of the one-liner. As the title of his show tells you, his gig will not take you on a journey and it will not deal with his problems through comedy; it simply isn’t personal. Delany is more than just a pitching machine for gags however; he alternates his rhythms with a bit of observational stuff every now and then and also experiments with mime, although results may vary. He’s happy to acknowledge that he’s a bit immature, and as a result, some of Delany’s jokes will make you shake your head and cringe. Even so, he’ll get you in the end, as this hour of hilarious wisecracks brings out the childish joke teller in all of us.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug (not 12), 9.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alice Harrold]