Along with some other less family friendly descriptions, Bob Doolally or ‘the man who puts foot into football’, entered the stage to mass cheering from the crowd of Bob look-a-likes, beers in hand and excited grins on their faces. One man came up to me before the show and said, ‘This man is a legend. We love him. You better write something nice.’ No pressure then.
Though scheduled as Bob Doolally’s Euro Crisis, recent events in Scottish Football take precedent as the main subject matter for the show. Beginning with comparisons between Rangers and the Irish economy, Doolally scrutinizes the team and the players to the delight of the multitude of Celtic fans in the audience. Without drawing any favourites, he questions the crowd about their teams, with plenty of insults to go round, so that any sense of rivalry is left outside the venue.
Tackling the subject of the Olympics, Doolally questions the sporting legitimacy of Dressage, George Michael’s performance at the closing ceremony and describes in detail the merits of beach volleyball, unsurprisingly his favourite Olympic sport. After a short interval, the floor is opened up and the die-hard fans can voice their questions, with improvised responses creating as much laughter as the practised material.
Just one glance at the crowd tells you exactly what kind of show you are going to get from Bob Doolally’s Euro Crisis. However the tone is pitched perfectly and the laughter was non-stop for the entire show. You probably know if Bob Doolally’s show is for you, and if it is, you won’t be disappointed.