This article is from 2009.
It’s hard to invest hope in a stand-up when he seems to have very little faith in himself. Maple’s skit of having an Irish jig played each time he tells a terrible joke not only gets wearing very quickly, but tells its own rather miserable story. There is also very little pleasure to be had in the ongoing ‘feud’ with his ex-girlfriend tecchie and when she starts to ad lib better lines, the exit doors become an ever appealing prospect.
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