Andrew O’Neill (2 stars)

This article is from 2011

Andrew O’Neill

Alt comedian is slightly amusing but fails to deliver big laughs

The alternative comedian ticks many boxes - vegan, transvestite, metalhead - but unfortunately doesn’t generate enough big laughs to check off ‘funny’. Random bursts of surrealism rely on their suddenness rather than content for humour, and while his hitchhiking anecdotes are amusing, the matey camaraderie of a truck cab doesn’t translate well to the airy expanse of an auditorium.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 28 Aug (not 22), 10.30pm, £12 (£10).

Andrew O'Neill - Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala 2010

Andrew O'Neill: Alternative

  • 2 stars

Funny comedy show by longhaired man (includes short play about gravy). All styles of comedy covered, guaranteed (some twice). ★★★★ (, ★★★★ (List), ★★★★ (Metro). ‘Andrew O'Neill is like comedy ball-lightning. Fast, electrifying and even funnier than the misfortunes of others’ (Alan Moore: Watchmen, League of…

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