Carl Donnelly is an easygoing South London comic whose new show features humorous takes on issues such as working-class veganism, farting in front of your girlfriend and why James Bond shouldn’t be black. He displays such a range of subject matter with intelligence in all his material that engages the audience from beginning to end.
Donnelly makes the audience feel at home with his relaxed delivery and manner, aided by his use of self-deprecation, freely admitting to the small moments that make him excited with clever confidence. His easy-going attitude puts the audience at ease with his effortless humour.
Bad Man Tings is warm, undemanding entertainment from Donnelly that is worth seeing if you fancy a break from the more heavy-going or controversial fare at this year’s Fringe.
Words: Adam Thornton
Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings, Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 15-28 (not 17), 8.30pm