Four lads from the Emerald Isle have migrated to Edinburgh for this extremely entertaining night of stand-up. First up was the brilliant Robert Coyle, who will inevitably be compared to Ed Byrne due to his whimsically Wildean hair and his highly-charged yet infinitely amiable performance. Nicky “shaved gerbil” Bartlet, up next, perfectly struck the balance between gentle giant and cheeky sod, and it’s just unfortunate that the second half was a bit of an anticlimax: one of the comedians seemed too drunk to remember his own material, and the other’s delivery was so unintelligible that many of his jokes passed the audience by. But Gary Lynch held the evening together as a fantastic MC, able to slip into any comic vein. Overall, a craic-ing evening. Highly-recommended.
Laughing Horse @ The Jekyll and Hyde, 2-26 Aug, 8.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]