Michael Redmond delivers a masterclass in the art of comic timing but in this case, the comedian is funnier than his material. The show is unstructured and a little gratuitous in parts, as Redmond whimsically darts from topic to topic there appears to be no unifying theme or any enlightening story behind the title. That’s not to say his endless digressions aren’t funny and the charismatic comedian clearly enjoys himself, exuding a relaxed stage presence with the full support of the snickering audience. Every joke seems to end prematurely – but not unsatisfactorily – as he expertly drops sudden and unexpected one-liners with polished aplomb. The draw here, though, is a clever comic, not a ground-breaking new show.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-27 Aug (not 13, 20), 5.15pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]