Liam Withnail :- Homeboy 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 19, Aug 2018
It must be hellish for a comedian contemplating writing his latest offering for Fringe consumption when nothing has gone wrong in his life in the last year. Surely that is the only thing to write about? Certainly not it appears as Withnail royally entertains for an hour without any of these privileges.
But then he does have some. He is a straight white male, which is probably the greatest privilege there is. So he decides to talk about the feminism from a comedian’s perspective how women comics seem to get a poorer deal whether bookings a gigs or even at Fringe time, backing up his observations with worrying anecdotes. He also addresses #MeToo, and BBC’s quota system.
He weaves into his narrative stories of class, from a working class Irish dad with a love of potatoes, his Uni days, he is more middle class now, trips to Thailand and Iceland, tectonic plates, gilets, gun crime and a quiet coffee while reading a book.
Liam also points out a flaw or two in his character, subconsciously of course, which have opened his eyes somewhat.
He is an engaging, energetic performer who has loads of laughs in his hour, but also makes you think a bit as well, and this together with his obvious personality make Homeboy an excellent way to spend an hour.
Reviewed by Geoff
Monkey Barrel 2
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