Mark Dolan (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

Mark Dolan

Genial bumbling and his confident stage presence is charming and droll

Ranting about everyday ills could quickly become dour, but Dolan’s genial bumbling, juxtaposed with his confident stage presence is charming and droll. His ability to make mundane chatter with the audience quaintly humorous is his real selling point, but the material sometimes fails to reach a crescendo.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug, 7pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Mark Dolan - Sharing Too Much

  • 3 stars

In his hilarious new solo stand-up show, the star of Channel 4's Balls of Steel and the hugely popular World's… and Me’ documentary series literally shares too much, and gives his unique insights into a range of subjects, including politics, married life and why it is that betting shops have those strange little pens. As…

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