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Charlie O’Connor Dandyisms (Corrie McGuire For Objective Talent)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

Extraordinarily fresh faced Charlie O’Connor makes a decent go of his first Edinburgh show, taking us through rude songs and chirpy stand-up with easy charisma. Sure, O’Connor’s sex gags feel like they’re based more in hope than experience, and he may not have found an original voice quite yet – Eddie Izzard and Tim Minchin would be sincerely flattered by the surreal word play and musical numbers respectively – but none of this prevents him from being brightly entertaining and inventive with his humour. Seemingly still very wet behind the ears, his set feels a little padded and his audience interaction lacks bite, but there’s a lot of promise hiding behind that youthful visage.

Underbelly, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]