A stand up with a difference. Pat Cahill delivers a solid and strong set throughout. The set packs in a lot of material and when he’s on a roll some of it can pass you by in the moment, taking a second to register.

Instantly at ease in his presence, Cahill captivates with his charming and friendly persona. At times a little off beat in style, his material is witty, well thought out and crafted to perfection. His act is ably devised and presented with alacrity and pace. He seldom stops to worry if the material works or not which is a bonus as it pretty much does work. His manner is inoffensive and likeable, with humour that is reminiscent of the old great comics. Effervescent and chirpy during the performance, he has his patter down to a tee and it is a pleasure to be in his company, being comfortably taken into his world and way of thinking.

At times self-deprecating, but not morbid in his delivery by any means. He creates songs that are almost in the style of Tim Minchin. Light-hearted and refreshing for a comic to pitch a show that doesn’t pick holes in other people or use profanity like it’s going out of fashion. At times there is a sense of Eddie Izzard to his stories, but only a hint, otherwise he has his own individual style. Cahill is versatile and talented in his field and deserves to go far.

Cahill has great aptitude with a superb act that is thoroughly entertaining.

At the end, he performs a lovely piece of audience participation in which he asks you to leave with a smile. One certainly does leave smiling and hoping that Mr Cahill is too, he should be for he has much to smile about.

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The Blurb

Combining off-beat jokes with songs about dying pets and choice fatigue, Cahill's unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win a veritable bushel of new act awards. His music videos have proved an online hit and he recently appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand at the Hackney Empire… catch this hotly anticipated debut hour.

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