Sunday 5 August 2012 | By Rachel Aroesti
ED2012 Comedy Review: Niall McCamley – Lemon Jousting And Other Shenanigans (Niall McCamley/Scottish Comedy Festival)
If you can’t envisage what goes on in a show called ‘Lemon Jousting and Other Shenanigans’, be warned: actually seeing it won’t make things much clearer. We were told the theme was ‘love’, as Niall engineered a number of amusingly surreal (and barely connected) vignettes for audience members to partake in (lemon jousting included), yet at no time were we given any sense of our host’s grand plan for his bewildered playthings. As it turned out, there wasn’t one. Although McCamley had the charm to squeeze every available laugh from his audience’s confused contributions, it was overshadowed by a lack of coherence and an abrupt ending, which left me with very little idea of what the point had been.
The Beehive Inn, 1-26 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 3.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rachel Aroesti]