The Last Laugh - Jay McAllister Creative Consultancy 4 Stars - One4Review
one4review | On 07, Aug 2015
I have known Keir McAllister as an excellent stand-up for years and have seen his plays performed at the last two Fringes so am well versed in his ability to write sharp, well observed bitingly funny material. And now if this isn’t enough the guy is now an actor too, delivering a top class performance as Eddie Butler, a comic who changes from a somewhat misogynistic performer into a more rounded individual following his encounter with wanna be comic ‘Amazing Grace’ ably portrayed by Larah Bross.
The bitter sweet story charts the development of the two protagonists using a mixture of conversation, storytelling and a hint of AV along the way. The engaging script, packed with a multitude of laughs, excellent characterisation and the direction of Jay Lafferty and Garry Dobson draws the whole production together, enthrawling the audience in an all too quick hour.
It is said one should never date a comedian, they have more flaws than anyone else. But I think making a date in your diary to see these two should be a pre-requisite.
Is there a better way to start the Fringe day? You’d be hard pushed to find one.
Reviewed by Geoff
Assembly Rooms Studio 2
7 – 30 August (not 17th)
13-30 to 14.30