Reviews & features: Vladimir McTavish

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Vladimir McTavish

16 Aug 20103 stars

Thoroughly entertaining crawl through the national beverage

Given the liberal passing round of sample nips of the water of life, McTavish’s show is not, as suggested in its title of Whisky: An Idiot’s Guide, a sobering examination of Scotland’s top export. It is, however, a thoroughly entertaining crawl through…

Vladimir McTavish - Top 50 Greatest Scots Ever, Part Two

18 Aug 20092 stars

Familiar stereotype-based observations

Vladimir returns with the follow up to 2008's Part One, a sideways look at great Scots old and new. Dishing out some familiar stereotype-based observations of the good and the not-so-good of modern day Scotland, McTavish manages to skit in praise of one…

Vladimir McTavish

21 Aug 20083 stars

In addition to generating plenty of laughs, the oddly monikered Glasgow-born comedian's new list-based show makes for a very serviceable and satirical potted history of Scotland. By nature of being a top 50 (Greatest Scots Ever!), McTavish's list is far…