Another batch of Irish comedians has made for Edinburgh to showcase their craic-inducing talents. Gary Lynch was an excellent compère, engaging and drawing in the audience, whilst the comedians themselves were all experienced and confident in their material, making for an easy-going and highly enjoyable evening. The topics ranged wildly, from the conception of aftershave to the inadvisability of taking Facebook out of the virtual sphere, yet a high level of energy was maintained throughout. Unfortunately, the headline act, Michael Porter, strayed a bit too far into uncomfortable territory and seemed out of touch with his audience, which made for an awkward end-note. Nevertheless, it was good fun, with a bit of bad taste, and definitely all-Irish.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll and Hyde, 2-26 Aug (not 16), 10.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]