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Sean McLoughlin: So Be It (PBJ Management)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

Sign of the times, isn’t it, when a comic asks us to hold onto the key takeaway from their show that “life is worth living”? “I don’t have opinions”, says the self-deprecating McLoughlin, before spending an hour giving us a succession of mighty rants, all liberally interspersed with some excellent gags. He ranges from the absurd to the insightful as we flit from surveillance, China, Google and climate to a knowingly skewed take on migration, a great bit on newspapers and a gag that, well, no spoilers, but in and of itself is an unrepeatable exemplar of both joke-crafting and delivery. On balance, life is indeed worth living, and good comedy has its place in making it so. This is good comedy.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]