Irish born and bred, Eleanor Tiernan likes to focus her gags on where she comes from. Some might say that this shows a lack of originality, but Tiernan makes it work, and then some; her observations concerning nonsensical geography plus her willingness to laugh at her home town, combined with a laid-back delivery, made for an hour that simply got the laughs. She is just as comfortable making jokes away from home, though; social observations were also made: namely, vaginas are becoming too pruned and Festivals shouldn’t be family-friendly. Random, yes, but delivered with comic precision. Her delivery is somehow a little hesitant, which sometimes affected the flow and ease of performance, but it’s a small consideration, as she is evidently a fine comedian.
The Stand Comedy Club III and IV, 1-26 Aug (not 2, 13), 2.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethanie Pochin]