Spend a pleasurable hour in the warm company of this affable Irish comedian.
Kevin Gildea performs his stand-up routine with a relaxed chatty style that puts his audience at ease.
He has natural charm and comic talent and is confident with his material, which never feels formulaic. His observations find the ridiculous in everyday situations and human behaviour. Dressed all in black with skinny jeans, our portly boyish looking host is able to conjure up vivid comic images with his mobile face and exuberant body language. His impression of the bun-eating Irish Minister for health will stick in my mind.
Health, sport, religion and the environment all get the Gildea treatment as he pokes fun at the hypocrisies of modern life and the nanny state. He relishes taking a pop at the arms, food and fashion industries and mounts an all out attack on Ryan Air. Although he hits the target with most of his quips there are a few near misses, which he gracefully acknowledges and moves swiftly on. The cat bum jokes are long past their sell by date.
A well spent hour of Fringe stand-up comedy.