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An Irish Solution To An Irish Problem (Eddie Mullarkey)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

I can guarantee that the audience were able to focus on this show, during which Eddie Mullarkey creates a cohesive set where pretty much everything links back to him being Irish or being diagnosed with ADD. It is all conveyed through the telling of various humorous tales – some of them pretty dark – with tangible punchlines. A majority of the jokes do deal in stereotypes, which does get repetitive, though the stories and topics flow neatly and quickly, meaning I was never bored. The comedian’s interaction with the crowd creates the stand-out moments, as it showcases his improv skills, and also makes the set feel more tailored to the audience. Mullarkey certainly knows how to work a crowd and I was part of one that was chuckling throughout.

Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]