Andrew Bird (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Andrew Bird

Like being beaten with a roll of toilet paper

‘I have nothing for you,’ states Bird at the opening of his act, in disappointingly prophetic fashion. The next hour drags on with reasons why he isn’t a ‘lad’ and the funny things his wife says. Like being beaten with a roll of toilet paper, Bird is harmless enough but it’s probably not how you would choose to spend your evening.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 17), 8.45pm, £8–£9.50 (£7–£8.50).

Andrew Bird: The Unlikely Lad

  • 2 stars

Andrew Bird is seen as just a lad, by everyone except for actual lads. As a white, English, straight male he has plenty to apologise for. Everyone’s looking for something to feel part of, whether it’s a sense of national pride, a religion or a drunken stag do. A show about the consequences of trying too hard to be liked…