Paddy Lennox (2 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Lennox is tackling his ancestry, using it as a springboard for a gentle hour musing his genetic make-up. Poignancy points are awarded for the worthy message and sweet home movies, but the fuzzy warmth far outweighs the laughs. He’s a charming, highly polished performer but the cheesy jokes are awkwardly shoehorned in, making this more an entertaining after-dinner speech than comedy show.

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Paddy Lennox - Who Does He Think He Is?

  • 2 stars

A rollicking ride through 400 years of family skeletons via Cromwell, King Billy, Westminster Abbey and Giant's Causeway. 'Simply a scream' **** (Telegraph). 'Comedy the way it should be' **** (Fest). 'Vastly entertaining' **** (ThreeWeeks).

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