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Des Clarke – The Trouble With Being Des (Des Clarke)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Glasgow boy Des Clarke laments the social awkwardness of modern living in this very funny, very Scottish stand-up show. From the start, he has the audience openly guffawing and manages to maintain that pace without dropping momentum or losing support from the crowd. Though the material is clearly influenced by his Glaswegian upbringing and culture, Clarke keeps it accessible for those outside his catchment area while still retaining a nice Scottish twist to the proceedings. It’s always satisfying to see a comedian deliver a straight stand-up show, without having to add frills or distractions to keep the audience interested, but Clarke pulls it off with easy grace and aplomb. ‘The Problem with Being Des’ is a solid hour of hilarious homespun comedy.

The Assembly Rooms, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]