I was hoping I'd correctly remembered Mary Bourke's comedy from her show Muffragette as being the kind of supremely dry, sarcastic wit that reminds me of my cousins. She pitched absolutely precisely to the mood of the room, bringing them around to her gloriously grumpy style. There were a notable group of holdouts, who were roasted in such a perfect way that they will be repeating the roast to each other for the rest of the month. It's really impressive to watch her bring the audience to her wavelegnth and we were all losing our marbles by the end. A festival highlight.
Martin Mor follows with a radically different style of comedy. Where Mary's approach is very precise, Martin is a bawdy late night raconteur who likes to poke and prodding at the room for a long time before getting to his material proper. I would love to see Martin on a late night show at 1am, gleefully herding a crowd of merrily laughing drunks as it seems like that would be his specialty. It's harder work for him in the evening, particularly following such a different style of comedy for a sober audience, but he makes good chop of it. His energy is unpredictable and addictive.
The great thing about this lineup is that you'll see two radically different sides of Irish comedy, and neither are the cliche "Riverdance" ethnic comedy you might expect. Folks mostly seemed to come out raving about a different one of the two acts, which seems about right as they are so opposite. So go see 'em both and argue about which one is better with your partner afterwards.
This show was very funny!
A dose of the irish observing perth with a dose of typical irish humor. It brought me back to ireland where i lived fOr two years! The crack was 90!!!
Thanks for an entertaining evening guys would have loved more.. 👏👏👌👍💕
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