Although Glaswegian comic Jamie MacDonald is blind, his latest show High Vis doesn’t just focus on his disability. MacDonald does address his blindness in some of his material, most notably when describing how his friends use it to their advantage during a stag do and detailing an encounter with a particularly bigoted taxi driver, however, he also covers issues including insufferable gap year students and hotel rooms from hell.
MacDonald has an informal and easygoing charm that makes even the most edgy of jokes seem like lighthearted banter, managing to take the edge off his more risky lines. As a result, High Vis is a consistently hilarious show from a performer who has the audience in the palm of his hand.
Words: Adam Thornton
Jamie MacDonald: High Vis, Assembly George Square Studios, Aug 26-28, 9.05pm