Andrew Ryan at the Laughing Horse New Act Final 2009

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Irishman Andrew Ryan starts with that most tried-and-tested comedy staple: telling us which celebrity he resembles. But, to be fair, he REALLY does look like Ardal O’Hanlon. The similarities don’t end at the physical, either, as they both share an unaffected warmth, a slight bemusement at the world, and a vulnerable likeability that has the audience immediately on-side. His line about his pal Liam is an inspired classic, and even that old comedy fallback of going through dating ads is brought to life by his easy-charm. One to watch, for sure.

Review date: 9 Jun 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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