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With the affectionate way he talks about the fringe and his ability to inject energy into the venues, Dick Coughlan seems like a comic perfectly at home at Brighton Fringe. Announcing the show to the venue downstairs, personally welcoming everyone into the room and finally coming onto stage, it doesn’t take him long to win over the crowd.

there are no lulls in a performance which left everyone heading out with smiles on their faces

His fast-paced, gag-packed show deals with the various personalities and trolls you’re likely to meet on a daily basis online and, whilst many of the topics covered aren’t exactly new to stand-up comedy, he covers them in an engaging and energetic way that keeps the show moving along with gusto and gets his audience on-side. Couglan, who at times skipped along the line of acceptability with several gags close to the bone, has both a formidable consistency of delivery and a high standard of jokes allowing him to get away with some of the more extreme material.

In an age where digital projectors and soundboards are becoming increasingly popular at fringe stand-up shows, Coughlan reverts to old-school effectiveness and delivers the show armed simply with a microphone and a bundle laminated pages to illustrate his life online. This simple, minimal approach to props is refreshing and allows the focus to land solely on his performance and writing, both of which are well executed. The speed at which he moves through the material guarantees there are no lulls in a performance which left everyone heading out with smiles on their faces.


6th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
7th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
8th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
9th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
10th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
11th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
12th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
13th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
14th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton
15th May 20168:45pmLaughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
31 York Place, Brighton

The Blurb

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy until he met the Internet and found out he was actually an evil, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! This is his bizarre journey into the darkest and funniest recesses of the Interwebs. [newline] "Undeniably Funny" ****(BroadwayBaby), "Hilarious" (Paul Sinha)

Call Sheet

Producer
Laughing Horse Free Festival


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