Seann Walsh: Ying and Young

Seann Walsh is young, attractive and blonde. His persona is completely likable and his material is amusing. But his observational style, the subject and delivery of his material is just too safe. His material covers everyday annoyances including M&S and going to the petrol station, alongside general comments on being drunk, and the differences between video machines and DVD players. At 25 years old, Walsh looks back on things from his childhood like old school video games. The show is filled with nostalgia, but the observations he makes are quite basic. The audience agree with him and chuckle at what he says but the show seems to be a lot of these apparently random thoughts strung together. None of his material is offensive, risque or controversial. Yes, he has some physicality as he bounces around the stage, which livens up his set. Unfortunately, his proclamations of ‘I’m not in the least bit posh’ are said defensively and show his needs to play it safe in order to have the audience like him. His set also ran so under the time that the audience left 10 minutes before we should have. This makes me wonder if he had enough material, as the show seems lacking and thin with the bland material that he had. This type of comedy is one that ticks boxes; it is comforting but unchallenging all the same.

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Following last year's sold out debut, stand-up's freshest young upstart presents an hour of razor-sharp comedy. As seen on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and numerous Edinburgh pavements in a drunken, heap mumbling Chinese philosophy. 'Howlingly funny' (Chortle.co.uk).

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