Billy Kirkwood starts his show with a warning, “if you don’t like swearing or offensive images, I don’t mind if you leave now”. No one does though, instead they egg Billy on to push the boundaries of audience participation and share stories of embarrassing tattoos with him – tattoos are evidently a big part of Billy’s life. His passion for this subject matter, combined with his quick fire comebacks make his show hugely original and downright hilarious. Kirkwood discusses the funny side of the art with fellow comedian Tony Jamieson, before pressing a fake tattoo on to the neck of a ballsy volunteer to conclude. Kirkwood’s set is non-scripted and new each day, showcasing him as one of Scotland’s most innovative comedians.
The Beehive Inn, 2-25 Aug (not 4, 13, 21), 2.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Susan Ford]