Keir McAllister – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Keir McAllister – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Keir McAllister starts with undistinctive fare: talking about ginger people and mining national stereotypes about the arrogant English and the relentless upbeat Australians, seguewaying into some Steve Irwin comments that are so old hat it’s almost nostalgic to hear them again. But he’s got an appealing delivery, so the audience stick with him.

And it pays off, as the second half of his set is in a different league from the first, the turning point coming with an observation or two about the William Wallace memorial. After this, the fire in his belly ignites, and he becomes violently vicious about Lady Thatcher, to the obvious delight of the audience.

They’re less pleased with his sick jokes about Jordan’s son, but McAllister uses the outrage to his advantage.

Review date: 1 Apr 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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