Johnny Candon (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

A lean, likeable and sporadically funny show that rises to the challenge set by its timeslot. Dubliner Candon riffs on themes of his adoption, fatherhood and arachnophobia with wit and easy charm. He's one of those sweet-talkers who can say 'fuck' to a grandmother and have her thinking what a nice young man he is. Some one-liners are hilarious, but shambolic segues and overlong set-ups muddy the mix.

The Stand II, 558 7272, until 24 Aug, 12.15pm, £7 (£6).

Johnny Candon

  • 3 stars

The Dublin comic finds his theme with a personal story of free sentiment. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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