Sunday 5 August 2012 | By Nicholas Jones
ED2012 Comedy Review: Gráinne Maguire – Where Are All The Fun Places And Are Lots Of People There Having Better Fun? (Avalon Promotions)
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]