Jarlath Regan (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

Jarlath Regan

A charming but semi-comatose hour

When you Google ‘relax the cax’, you will be asked, ‘Did you mean “relax the car”?’ Well, of course not, that’s just silly. But perhaps more daft is that gentle Irish comic Jarlath Regan failed to find it within himself to explain the title of his show to a non-Emerald Isle crowd. But then, you can see how the thought might never have entered his head, as Regan is a very laid-back chap, insisting that he’s never been in a fight and will avoid confrontation at every turn. He can’t even bring himself to shout at his dad when he phones up every single day with the same question about working the TV remote control.

To relax a cax is Dublin slang for remaining in a calm demeanour when you are sorely being put to the test. Wanting Jarlath Regan to crank up the joke count is about as close to fury as you’re ever likely to get in this charming Irishman’s company.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 4pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Jarlath Regan

  • 3 stars

'Relax the Cax' with Regan in this charming but semi-comatose hour. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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