Sarah Callaghan The Pigeon Dying Under The Bush 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 12, Aug 2017
At the tender age of 25 Sarah Callaghan is suffering a quarter life crisis she states. This self-described London ladette is in a good place in 2017 though and when it came to writing her show this year bemoaned the lack of anything happening in the world to write about!!
So she wrote her show about other events, her love for all things animal, well except butterflies, zoo visits, and being a ‘jobbing comedian’ form the basis for her hour.
She has a bubbly enthusiasm for her work and it is well written and performed but somehow it didn’t really seem to capture the imagination of the busy afternoon show I attended.
The show title is explained in a couple of stages throughout the set and unlike some others it did occur. This together with the more personal stuff, being in love, the serious car accident she was involved in, Australian gigs skydiving, her weight and the aversion to crazy ice cream names, again nicely presented somehow failed to leave there mark unfortunately. Neither did the strange ‘hobby’ she has with pub glasses.
Maybe it was the crowd, I thought it a good set and just maybe on another day when they were with her she would have really shone.
Reviewed by Geoff
14.45 to 15.45