- Brian Donaldson
- 15 August 2011
This article is from 2011.
The Irishman's musical talent is overshadowed by his over-stretched observations
Playing the gormless Oirishman to a fault, the Tommy Tiernan-endorsed Cooke has one distinct ability: he’s a human jukebox when it comes to playing requests on his soprano melodica. As a stand-up, though, he opts for physical shenanigans instead of interesting wordplay and even the better moments (a case of mistaken identity, being polite to a friend’s dad) stay way beyond their welcome.
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