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Jimmy McGhie – Winged Goddess Of Victory (CKP)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Jimmy McGhie

The bunker at the Pleasance Courtyard is perhaps the ideal space for Jimmy McGhie to play – it’s small and intimate enough to showcase his confident ridiculing. Any bigger (and McGhie probably deserves a more sizeable venue) and ‘Winged Goddess Of Victory’ would risk losing its connection. The comedian uses hilarious anecdotes from his life and his father’s as a basis for his comedy, discussing childhood and masculinity, then relates them to his audience by interrogating and poking fun at them. In his fifth solo show he’s quite clearly enjoying himself, and the crowd certainly relishes his company. Ultimately, this is the quintessential comedy show from somebody who knows their craft inside out.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kieran Scott]