I’ve been making it a point to watch Seann Walsh at the Festival for a number of years now. It’s safe to say that the size of the venue he fills has grown incredibly in just a short period of time. However, his style of humour, which is deeply personal, hasn’t changed and remains just as good.
I sense Seann can be terribly insecure at times. He’s the type to worry about walking in front of the screen at the cinema or climbing the stairs on a bus in case there are no spare seats up there and the discovery reflects poorly on you.
His is observational humour that’s clearly inspired by the time he spends with his friends and travelling around living the life of a stand-up comedian. It’s also pretty clear that much of his set is inspired by the love-hate relationship he has with booze.
Seann to be Wild, in part, is a bit like getting to laugh at the funny drunk without actually having to be there with the intoxicated fellow. It’s a strange, but successful mix, of safety with edgy humour.
On top of Seann’s fantastic observational skills is some pretty serious acting ability. It’s certainly possible to imagine Walsh going on to secure increasingly prominent roles in sitcoms and the like.
Well worth queuing for.