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Rory O’Keeffe: Monoglot (Rory O’Keeffe)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

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‘Monoglot’ is comedy with a linguistic twist, as Rory O’Keeffe walks us through the trials and tribulations of learning a new language. O’Keeffe is an immediately likeable and endearing host, and wins over the audience straight away with his affable, easygoing manner. The bedrock of his comedy is his cleverness and wit, and, while entertaining, he doesn’t really get many huge laughs until the last five minutes, which is a long time to wait for a show to hit its stride. O’Keeffe is funny but not really, really funny, and it seems like he’s languishing in support act territory. It does feel like he might be on the cusp of comedy greatness, but he’s not quite fluent yet.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]