COMEDY REVIEW: Bobby Mair @ The Stand, Newcastle (25.02.18) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Canadian Bobby Mair is becoming an increasingly familiar name on the British comedy circuit. With an abundance of stand-up shows under his belt and appearances on the likes of 8 out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, I was prepared for a hilarious evening.

Sauntering onto the stage in front of an intimate audience at The Stand, it didn’t take long for Bobby to accost front row bravehearts. A mother and son duo and a young couple weren’t even spared a verbal lashing as the lovably-shameless comedian made his introduction.
Naturally this set the tone for the rest of the hour as Bobby launched into tales of his Facebook-reporting antics and nights out from his youth. Yet the evening wasn’t without its tender moments as Bobby gave insights into his real life, from adoption to searching for lost family.
Packed with jokes ranging from our mistreatment of the blind to ugly coloured bath bombs, it wasn’t a set for the faint-hearted. But for fans of a ballsy joke that packs a punch, it was perfect.

With risque material that delighted the audience and awkward silences kept to a minimum, it was a successful show that had me laughing from start to finish. Even if I did feel a bit bad about it afterwards…

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