ED2012 Comedy Review: Jarlath Regan – The Audacity of Hope and the Inspirational Stupidity of Perseverance (Jarlath Regan / The Assembly Rooms)
By Hannah Sweetnam | Published on Sunday 19 August 2012
The set began with a whimsical Powerpoint of Jarlath Regan-related ‘Someeecards’, featuring carefree wit to amuse the audience as they entered. The comedian combined observational humour and intellect throughout the show, using his experiences to charm the crowd. Much of his set was built around quips about the audience and observation from within the gig, which was all very fluent. The comic’s pre-written material covered topics ranging from recession, seeing bills as “suggestions rather than demands”, to ‘Pimp my Ride’. Although touching, Regan did sometimes get a tad sentimental on stage, using it as a platform to praise his family. However, some of his stories had many of the crowd rocking with laughter and it was an hour well spent.
The Assembly Rooms, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]