Locally born John Scott is back at the very club where he made his start in comedy in the late 90's, now with his second full-length Fringe show. Scott's launching point, a 2010 government questionnaire issued to measure national happiness, essentially gives him free reign to have a rant on any topic that gets his goat, be it religion, politics, social media or even other comedians. There is no subversion to this show – it's not satire – it's just an honest if one-sided discussion of issues that a great proportion of the comedy-going public will sympathise with.
Scott occasionally loses focus on stage; he gets through his range of chosen pet peeves at such a pace that, at times, his whole set seems to lack a coherent point. Luckily, there's enough humility to Scott's stage presence and material: he regularly knocks his own failings as much as the failings of the world around him. This means he avoids coming across as a rambling malcontent and instead endears himself to the crowd almost in spite of himself. Never particularly inventive or explosively funny, John Scott's Totally Fed Up is nevertheless a competent and enjoyable hour of comedy for anyone who is not that happy with the state of things in 2012.