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Rory O Hanlon – Confidence (Rory O Hanlon / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

Rory O Hanlon’s show is tenuously named ‘Confidence’, despite the fact that the Irish comedian only utters the word twice towards the end of his set, where he implies that certain societal issues are giving everyone some confidence. O Hanlon displays a real affability and seems to relish interacting with audience members, by identifying a few individuals and learning their nationality or career in order to exchange some fairly polite ridicule. But the show lacks structure and seems thin on material, with weak improvisation. O Hanlon continually reverts back to the same crowd members, digging deep to prise small details out of them in the hope of returned hilarity. At least he’s a confident performer, which is something to take away from the show’s title.

Free Fringe @ Opium, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Kieran Scott]