Who are the ideal punters for a comedian to rip to shreds? Disruptive, disorderly drunks, surely? Not for Mickey Anderson. When the A-Team turns up, he seems quite put out not to be able to share his more cerebral comedy. Quoting poetry and philosophers in a quest to find the formula for human happiness, Mickey’s geeky charm is at times sentimental. Occasionally the material feels laboured – especially the time spent discussing internet viral sensations, but despite this, his delivery is great and there are witty moments. Although, you may feel like you’re back in school that one Friday afternoon, when an awkward teacher discloses life lessons that everyone already knew – and in this case, loses control of the class.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 19 – 27 Aug , 7.15pm (8.15 pm), free, fpp119.
tw rating 3/5