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Will Duggan: Class Two (Will Duggan)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

A stand-up show which includes the performer admitting that he has been cautioned for inciting racial hatred and has – in recent years – suffered a serious breakdown hardly suggests a feast of laughter. Fortunately Duggan was able to draw the humour from these episodes. He deliberated on how his imaginary childhood friends (“the lads”) might judge his life as an adult and the true meaning of happiness. His depiction of life working at a Harvester restaurant was a highlight -an experience which might have been mined further. At times Duggan’s narrative drifted, though often it was his audience interactions which best displayed his ability. A cathartic recreation of an excruciating moment from his youth (involving his imaginary friends) was an effective closer.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]