Reviewing ‘The Best Of Irish Comedy’ is in some ways a futile exercise because the line-up is different each night, and anyone I praise or condemn might never return. However, I would recommend seeing this show for several reasons: firstly, you are guaranteed an intimate but lively atmosphere; secondly, Guinness is available on tap; and thirdly, there is a nice mixture between lesser-known and more established acts. My highlights on this occasion were Mary Bourke, whose very sweet exterior hid a caustic, Charlie Brooker-esque wit, and the headliner Neil Delamere, who managed to make the dull topics of balloon inflation and water conservation hysterically amusing. Certainly consider this show – you may well be Dublin over with laughter by the end. Sorry.
The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 3 – 26 Aug, 6pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Fleming]