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Gearoid Farrelly: Fringe 2012

Note: This review is from 2012

Review by Corry Shaw

Unless the Turbulence that Farrelly refers to in his title is caused by a time machine, this show has been misnamed.

I have seen numerous acts use dated material in their shows over the years but never to this extent. Claiming that Lady Gaga’s appearance at the 2010 MTV music awards in a meat dress was ‘recent’ is just shameful. Almost as shameful as tossing up some old gags about Michael Jackson’s death as though the thought has just occurred to him.

And why, oh why Farrelly thinks that anyone remembers Mary Byrne from X Factor 2010 well enough to devote a good ten minutes telling everyone how fat and ugly she is I have no idea.

This is a spectacularly lazy and mean hour from someone who seems to think he will go quite far based on the fact that he is Irish and gay.

And since he seems to have put less than 10 minutes into writing a new show I’m going to show him the same respect as he is showing his paying audience by doing the same with his review.

Review date: 11 Aug 2012
Reviewed by: Corry Shaw
Reviewed at: Gilded Balloon Teviot

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