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Katie Mulgrew – Your Dad’s Not Funny (Katie Mulgrew / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Katie Mulgrew delivers a candid and engaging account of her journey to stand-up via slides and biographical anecdotes. It’s personal comedy with teeth, and Mulgrew works to create a comfortable atmosphere with aptly articulated observations and unexpectedly wicked side-lines. Despite her perseverance and quick wit in the face of unwelcome surprises, it is a show that (while gaining a constant stream of chuckles and smiles) never quite yields that brand of convulsive shoulder shaking mirth that marks greatness. That as may be, you can expect to see honest, un-cynical comedy that’s rough around the edges but tremendously warm. It is a show that I’m sure will grow in the telling.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, until 25 Aug (not 12), 1.10pm.
tw 3/5 | [Andrew Pollard]