Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh (3 stars)

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Mick Perrin Worldwide

Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh is a full-length, free form, improvised show. No games, no audience suggestions, no picking on the front row, just one man, his mind and his mouth spontaneously combusting. Tiernan’s mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not, and here he pushes himself to the very limits of his creativity. 'Extraordinary' (Evening Herald).

Age category: 16+

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Tommy Tiernan Alive In Edinburgh

26 Aug 20153 stars

The magic doesn’t quite take hold in the Irish master’s improv hour

At one point during this experimental hour, Tommy Tiernan insists that he’s never worked so hard in all his life. Later he posits this is all probably as hard to watch as it is to perform. He’s correct on all counts. You have to wonder why he would put…

Tommy Tiernan – ‘It was like being taken from the zoo and being abandoned in the Amazon’

10 Aug 2015

In his own words, how the 90s Perrier winner took a leap into the improv dark

This improv show started from the knowledge that the best moments from any show are off-the-cuff ones, both for audience and performer. A comedian puts together a 90-minute show and people leave saying ‘that bit when he was talking to the woman in the…

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