Carl Donnelly at the Just For Laughs London showcase

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

Low-key Carl Donnelly proved an entertaining turn with his quirky stories. He has the look and air of a man who bumbles through life, a magnet for slightly strange experiences. Sure enough, his stand-up reflects that perfectly.

On the face of it, there’s not much to the mild anecdotes he recounts, but his amiable vulnerability combined with the vivid pictures he conjures up with apparently little effort make him an engaging raconteur who’s reliably funny, even though it can be hard to pinpoint exactly why.

Review date: 17 Jan 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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