Dylan Moran at the HexagonBy Linda Fort
October 09, 2008
Dylan Moran was a man relying on his genius at last night Comedy Festival show at the Hexagon and it slightly let him down.
When he was good, he rose to towering heights, but he did not have enough material for a two-hour show and he was under-rehearsed.
His masterful invective on the shortcomings of foreigners had the audience weeping with laughter but it came right at the beginning of the set which petered out after that.
His views on the differences between the sexes was achingly funny.
A woman has memories, letters in a hatbox too painful to look at and too painful to throw away and a vanity table where she sits and weeps while a man can't even remember where he got the half pie in his hand.
Moran needed two more big ideas like that to fill the two hours properly. There were moments when he lost his thread, leaving the audience uncomfortable and wanting to shout out to remind him what he was talking about.
Perhaps a little card with bullet points might aid the faltering memory of the genius.
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