Having featured in a stress-busting NHS DVD three years ago, Raymond Mearns presents his own particularly Scottish way of coping with life’s many foibles. The jokes come pretty thick and fast: many playing on Glaswegian stereotypes, some with surprisingly clever observations and a few that are fantastically filthy. There’s also a fair bit of interaction with the front row which, given the small size of the venue, can occasionally be a little intimidating. However, Mearns has enough charm to pull this off, and by and large treats the audience with great generosity. In short, not a show that will set the world on fire – but it will provide an hour’s worth of relaxed and restorative chuckling.
The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 5 – 28 Aug (not 15), 8.15pm (9.15pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp139.
tw rating 3/5