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Michael Downey – Blue Sometimes (Bound and Gagged Comedy)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

To say Michael Downey lacks character on stage doesn’t quite do ‘Blue Sometimes’ justice. His aim is to talk about being blue, something he is well experienced in, but his material comes across as nothing more than a memorised script, delivered with barely any successful timing and earning him very few, if any, genuine laughs. A three minute break where Downey plays blue related songs is the most enjoyable portion of this show, if only because we get a break from his monotonous tone, and he’s happy to have a sit down while we listen. He does show courage in his honesty when he reveals his struggles, but most of his stories just weren’t made for comedy and have no successful punchline.

Underbelly, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Stephanie Gray]