“Have you ever been on the receiving end of something well intentioned but completely off target?” This is how Christiane O’Mahoney introduces the topic of teenage sex, but she could equally be talking about her show. The first on this Irish stand up double bill, O’Mahoney is likeably sweet, but her jokes – based variously around turning 30, being single, and going to an all girls’ school – somehow manage to be both predictable and to miss their mark. The second act, Steve Bennett, is stronger, and begins his routine well with an amusing song about awkward moments. Sadly however, he then creates a few of his own, notably by making someone from the audience inflate a giant penis. Pints are definitely needed.
Dropkick Murphy’s, 4-25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 5.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Sarah Richardson]