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Tiernan Douieb – The World Is Full Of Idiots, Let’s Live In Space (Tiernan Douieb / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

Tierand Douieb

Inspired by Commander Chris Hadfield’s book, ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’, Douieb ponders why anyone would need to travel quite so far away to appreciate how special Earth is. He pulls no punches as he take on issues such as ISIS, the white privileged man, selfie sticks, Katie Hopkins and people who eat daffodils. Yet, while these things exasperate him, he’s not an angry character: there is a sense of underlying optimism from this endearing comic. He still believes that if people were just a bit less annoying we could all live together happily, without having to go into space to realise it. This is a thoroughly enjoyable show, and Douieb’s satire is sharp, warm and above all, very, very funny.

Liquid Rooms Annexe, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]