Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Simon B Cotter
Snorri Hergill Kristjansson
Special guest who cannot be named
Stephen K Amos
Steve N Allen
Shelagh Martin at Good Lord! It\\\'s The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue And Friends
Shelagh Martin is far from conventional in her outlook, reacting to the world with a naive bewilderment. Her cock-eyed, but perfectly feasible, logic creates some wonderfully eccentric one-liners, which she delivers with deliberately faltering deadpan, umming and aahing her way through stilted sentences. That low-energy approach does lack oomph, but the gags are, for the most part, strong enough to stand alone.
The more extended, more surreal, trains of thought don't have quite the same touch of warped genius as the most succinct of her imaginative lines, but even they remain whimsically endearing.
|Date of live review: Tuesday 26th May, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
Saturday 0th Sep, '02-
Awful! I didn't laugh once!
I thought Shelagh's material was quirky, clever and wonderfully daft and funny. In a world of female comics still talking about tampons and vibrators, what a breath of fresh air!
Shelagh's comedic writing is sensational.
Shelagh's clever observations seem to be pitted just above the heads of the average comedy club regular. The easy-going pace of her one-liners is captivating yet people don't give her the credit she deserves.
One of my absolute favourites. I love Shelagh
Sensational. I thought she was one of the funniest, and most refreshing female stand-ups I've seen and I wasn't alone. The audience followed her all the way on her increasingly surreal journey, and laughed their way through every minute of it. It,s a joy to watch the way her mind works. Class
How refreshing, I'm not a huge fan of one liners and only enjoy surreal if it's funny not just trying to be clever.Shelagh combines the two. I thoroughly enjoyed Shelagh's set and her stilted delivery seemed to add to it. A very talented writer.
She is a very awkward performer with no knowledge of put-downs or how to deal with an audience. It is as if she puts up that fourth wall between herself and the audience and rattles through her performance. I'd start thinking of a day job if I were her.