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Carl Donnelly – Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol 6 (Avalon Promotions Ltd)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Carl Donnelly has been on a voyage of self-discovery since last year and, naturally enough, he’s here to tell us about it. An engaging series of stories ensues: from travels in India, laser eye surgery and Peruvian spirit tea to the sometimes unfortunate consequences of “vicaring” (a word comics apparently use to mean picking up fans for post-gig sex), His set is peppered with good gags and entertaining tangents, though he could stand to lose the habit of over-egging forthcoming punchlines; “and then he said to me literally the funniest thing anyone’s ever said”. Now, it did turn out to be a pretty funny thing they said, but perhaps best let the audience be the judge of that. Otherwise, an accomplished and entertaining performance.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]