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Waking Up To Myself! (Raymond Mearns / Scottish Comedy Festival)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Raymond Mearns reminded the audience that only a certain (middle-aged) demographic finds him funny. His set comprised mostly profanities and boorish imitations, like the aggressive drunken ramblings of the bloke at last orders who you pray isn’t on your night bus home. Interestingly, though, his improv skills were far stronger than the scripted jokes and his repartee with the audience was quick and clever. Unfortunately, the script revolved around a tired-seeming “kids these days” routine and a series of painful gags about how to bonk his wife without the kids hearing. The style worked for many, and the laughter was raucous at times, but if you’re expecting any sort of delicately worded, refined humour then you’ll be disappointed.

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, until 25 Aug (not 12), 7.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]