Gary Delaney Videos
There's little in the way of stagecraft or the niceties of audience empathy, all you get is puns. Lots of them. Some brilliantly inspired. Some not.
Comics who peddle such wordplay normally have a kind of cheeky "I can't believe I'm getting away with this" type delivery that encourages punters to buy into the ridiculousness of the situation.
But Delaney's approach concentrates all the attention on the purity of the joke, making for a harsh environment for material. In this atmosphere, the weakest gags will die, starved of a persona to support them.
However, in true Darwinist manner, the strongest jokes thrive - and Delaney's strike rate is rising fast, meaning there is plenty to enjoy - including a generous handful of real gems that verge on the genius.
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The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award Final Big Value Comedy Show (Late) Gary Delaney: Purist Comedy Gala In Aid Of Waverley Care 2013
Gary Delaney 2: This Time It’s Not Personal Gary Delaney: There’s Something About Gary Twitter Comedy Night The All-Star Stand-Up Tour
Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary