Danny Bhoy (4 stars)

  • List.co.uk
  • 11 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Storytelling interwoven with the adoption of comedy accents, high speed shuffling around onstage and exaggerated facial expressions are all longstanding staples of the Danny Bhoy experience. But this time round they carry the glossy sheen of a stand-up who has found his feet and is loving every minute. His powers have been heightened very slightly, and it’s evident in his fluid meandering between topics, and the relaxed banter with the audience, even bursting into song to demonstrate the ludicrousness of hymns.

But it’s his body language mostly, that can make an anecdote pass from a chuckle to side-splitting. His one man impersonation of an eightsome reel, for example, is as funny as it is accurate, and what may appear like nervous, klutzy moves are co-ordinated and timed to total perfection. Very slick, all told, but unable to become more so without sacrificing quality. (Emma Newlands)

Assembly Rooms, 226 2428, until 28 Aug, 7.30pm, £13-£14 (£12-£13).

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