I’ve always found Seann Walsh to be great value for money at the fringe. He plays little venues and up close to the crowd when, I suspect, he could play larger arenas and step back a little.
It’s good to see Walsh back at the Fringe – although he was in the process of dying of Fringe Flu for our gig. Hopefully he’s able to shake it off and return next year too.
If you’ve seen the Lie-in King or other shows that you’ll know Walsh worries a lot. He worries about growing up and his life changing. I suspect he fears that the best days are behind him although I think those concerns are unfounded. With his quick wit and charm he’ll be fine. Add in the support of his girlfriend and he’ll do well.
You might not know how hilarious your daily routine is. Walsh knows. By the time you’ve left One for the Road you may no longer be able to order food again or cook anything in the kitchen without having a giggle.
The thing I like the most about Seann Walsh’s tear down of UK society is that it doesn’t feel personal. Oh, sure, he’ll poke holes in middle class mannerisms and working class behaviours and he might mock the things that you do – but it won’t feel personal. I like sparkling water. That makes me some sort of oddity of nature if I’m to believe Walsh’s compelling logic but since the observation is couched by minutes of introspection from the comedy I don’t feel singled out. It’s a style that works well for me and far better than simply picking on things to get a laugh.
At the time of writing there are scant few tickets left for Seann Walsh: One for the Road. Comedy fans really should fight over them. Grab them while you can (and hope, perhaps, his cold doesn’t get worse). This is another hit in a series of Fringe hits for Walsh.