Chris McCausland (3 stars)

McCausland meanders off on wildly varying tangents

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This article is from 2010.

Chris McCausland

Opening with an incensed email criticising his show’s title – Emotional Retard – which he neatly defends, McCausland meanders off on wildly varying tangents. He’s at his best when philosophising over close relationships and some of his musings carry surprising heft. It’s a bit of a ragtag of ideas and some elements feel forced, although the crescendo hilariously ties up some loose ends.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug (not 18), 7.15pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£11).

This article is from 2010.

Chris McCausland - Emotional Retard

  • 3 stars

‘A must see!’ (Sunday Times). ‘Terrific’ (Scotsman). ‘Emotional Retard!’ (The Girlfriend). Without giving too much away, this show consists of English words arranged in such an order so as to achieve optimum comedy value; one of those words might be ‘spoons’, although probably not. ‘A natural’ (Herald). Stand-up at its…

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