Unadventurous material and scattered thoughts ultimately come together well
This article is from 2012.
Now familiar to millions from stints on Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Seann Walsh just has to announce his name from the wings to provoke rapturous applause from an eager audience. It's therefore no surprise when the response to his Michael McIntyre impersonation threatens to collapse the building.
Much of Walsh's observational material is lukewarm; plenty on the ennui of reality TV, the dangers of bus travel and the perils of the snooze button. But the vast majority of his set is dedicated to the travails of drinking and it's with this subject he's visibly most comfortable. Explaining how the best laid plans are undone by the the one idiot friend who orders a round of Jägermeister, Walsh goes on to show how all the will in the world can be undone by two simple words.
Walsh's facile rallying cry resonates with an appreciative crowd and he builds up to a bravura slow motion crescendo, neatly tying up his scattered thoughts.
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