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Jimmy McGhie: Apologia (Live Nation & MZA)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2016

Jimmy McGhie Ed2016

Jimmy McGhie’s defense is the trauma of his parents’ divorce…over twenty years ago. However, he never actually makes it clear what he’s sorry for. Despite announcing himself as “another white, middle class, male comedian”, he lacks self-awareness and seems pretty proud of his boarding school upbringing and inability to speak to mechanics. His delivery and patter are polished (although he does look at his watch a lot, making the audience feel they have overstayed their welcome) but, rather than self-deprecating, McGhie reminds you of that guy who will never miss a chance to tell you that he doesn’t even own a television. He looks and sounds like an established comic, but this material is forgettable.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Francesca Peschier]