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Geraldine Hickey: Of Course We’ve Got Horses (Geraldine Hickey)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

It’s no easy feat to tell an audience just how well off you are and for that crowd to still love you. Geraldine Hickey clears the landing thanks to a self-assured air that can set a room at ease in an instance. Hickey’s set is gentle, which feels like a thinly veiled insult to some comics (aka “no gags”). Here the jokes are flowing but the subject matter is decidedly and welcomely comfy: from bird-watching to wedding planning, the show feels fresh and incredibly personalised. There is some meandering at the beginning but once Hickey launches into the show it feels polished and heart-warming. Hickey tackles how it felt to be a symbol of the marriage equality debate in Australia, which is a small but perfectly pitched setpiece. You’ll leave wondering when Hickey will be cast on Australian ‘Taskmaster’ and just how big their garden is.

Assembly George Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Jones]