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ED2012 Comedy Review: Gráinne Maguire – Where Are All The Fun Places And Are Lots Of People There Having Better Fun? (Avalon Promotions)

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Gráinne Maguire was quick to inform her audience that the endearing maniac with which she presented them was not some ill-thought-out character but her very own ill-thought-out personality; a distinction which set the tone for a funny and confessional hour. The theme (that niggling worry that there is always more fun to be had elsewhere) did not have a strong presence in the first half but as we reached the final 25 minutes it became the focus, opening up a rich comedic vein. An engaging performer, Maguire was able to keep the audience onside through some of the weaker pieces of material and rewarded them with a strong ending, neatly tying up the show’s varied strands.

Udderbelly Bristo Square, 1-26 Aug (not 15), 4.20pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Nicholas Jones]

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