A delightful hour of salacious and cheeky comedy, Larry Dean: Out Now! is a hilarious window into the life of Larry. His disarming demeanour quickly puts the audience at ease as he works the crowd with the usual stand up opening material. The initial banter from the audience is jovial and pleasant but by no means gut-bustingly funny, and I expected to pass a pleasant but insignificant hour with a generic stand up from Glasgow chatting about football.
A brilliant and insightful hour of hilarious comedy
But from this opening material, Larry slips into telling us the story of how he came to terms with his sexuality and what it was like growing up as a good catholic boy in Glasgow. This lead to a fun-filled hour of hilarious storytelling, in which Dean effortlessly sets up jokes which have payoffs much further down the line. More than once I found myself rocking in my seat with laughter and was enraptured in Dean’s stories throughout the show.
The only slight downside to Dean’s show on this night came when he had a walkout. At once the flow of his show was interrupted as he became worried that he may have offended someone, and proceeded to apologise for his material. However, once he had found his place again, the flow resumed.
A brilliant and insightful hour of hilarious comedy, this is definitely a show to catch.
Broadway Baby Radio interview with Larry Dean
Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner returns to the Fringe with his debut hour. Expect tales and tomfoolery from this personable Glaswegian and self-proclaimed ‘bender’. Join Larry as he struggles with shame and stereotypes, ‘pride’ and prejudice...not the book. As seen on BBC Presents: Edinburgh 2014. Tour support for Stephen K Amos and Eddie Izzard. ‘Sharp and unexpected lines ... an irresistible chutzpah’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Fascinatingly funny ... I'm sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future’ (Evening Standard). ‘Wholly unique, funny comedy show ... A fantastic comic’ (Adelaide Fringe 2015).