Conor Drum, the 30-year-old Irish actor cum comedian battled through the adversity of a small audience and actually put on an entertaining and amusing show with some very shrewd observational humour. The Londoner spoke about such topics as family, flatmates and their habits, pornography and Eastern Europeans and drew titters and the occasional hearty laugh from the few people gathered for the show.
However, that was about as good as it got. For most of the show it felt more like a conversation with a particularly funny friend than a comedy routine. While this informality did help settle both the nerves of the audience and of Drum himself, it did lead to a lot of the material ending up being rather forgettable despite its innate humorous qualities. There was some golden material contained within the segment about the two girls that he lives with and how they watch films that appealed to the men in the room.
By the end of the show the audience begins to feel some sort of affection towards Drum, who is a genuinely nice guy as well as being a bit of a lad’s lad and one wonders if the show would have had a more lasting impression had there been a few more people to feed off.