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Aidan Bishop: Adaptable
Aidan Bishop used to want everyone to see him as a tough-guy ladies man from Queens, New York. But, as he got older, he realised he’s none of those things...
Now this native New Yorker has had enough - no more Mister Nice Guy! Aidan is sick and tired hearing about social networking sites, iPhones and Apps. Most of all what’s with young guys and tight pants? Real men don’t wear pants like that!
Aidan Bishop: Adaptable
The strapline on the poster is: ‘The times they are a-changing, but can Aidan adapt?’ but this show is not really overburdened by a theme. Bishop is an exceedingly youthful 30 years old and took the stance of the bemused older guy, mystified by the customs of his 20-year-old girlfriend, an ‘I don’t get these young folks’ notion that’s a bit ridiculous at his stage in life.
It’s an opportunity to have a bit of a beef about the non-communication that is emoticons, Twitter, Facebook and the ludicrousness of status updates, the irritating insincerity of using a ‘smiley face’ which becomes demonstrably sinister insincere rictus if applied in real life.
The strong points of this show, as so often, were the personalised bits: growing up in Queens, New York, getting this dumb accent, having an American mom who out-Irished the Irish. He seemed disconcerted by recognising his entire audience, staring over and past us most of the time and then actually getting laughs from breaking the fourth wall and passing a remark on someone in the room.
He visibly relaxed when stepping out of the performance, getting a drink and making eye contact. But for a much of this short set, hitting round about the 45-minute mark, he had a slightly forced, unnatural delivery, punctuating his sentences with a sarcastic giggle, or a street-sounding ‘Yeah’ which may have been for emphasis or just a nervous verbal tic. He did seem dreadfully uncomfortable.
The problem was that there was not enough material here for a show, and he knew it and it gave him considerable stress to offer an extended set of stuff he wasn’t perfectly happy with. Some routines were unnecessarily drawn out, but with rather pointlessly short sound cues, as if to differentiate this as an Edinburgh show rather than a club set, and the shoddy illustrative material was the equivalent of having done homework on the bus, thinking it’s better to offer something rather than nothing at all.
In this case he should have taken the pressure off himself and done a show next year, once he’d worked out what he wanted to say.
|Date of live review: Wednesday 25th Aug, '10|
Review by Julia Chamberlain
I think Julia is spot on in this review. Im sorry but I have seen Aidan perform before a handful of times and each time I was not blown over. In his defense I guess it hard having a brother like Des Bishop - that's what people expect.
Bla Bla Bla.. It wasn't one of my better performances- I'll admit. But in my defence I was put off by the fact that there there was only 12 people there 6 of which were my family and friends. It was raining all day. Plus Julia Chamberlain was in the second row and it was very distracting. I tired my best but it just didn't happen I normally don't respond to reviews but I feel the need to defend myself on this one. Wish you would take into consideration the circumstances. You shouldn't of published this. Not fair. I just need to say that.