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Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic


Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
Ink Bar: AUG 1-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave's UnSpun, BBC One's This Week, RTE's Cutting Edge and Radio 4's Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic. Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg. 'A must-see from a comedian at the top of her game' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'A self-assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft' (Skinny). 'Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Original and unpredictable – a delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness' (FringeGuru.com).

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August 16, 2019    Fest

It was going so well, too. Gráinne Maguire gets right to the end of her engaging new hour, battling gamely against the weirdest sound-bleed from next door (complete silence punctuated by occasional applause: are the silent discos doing stand-up now?) then lets big chunks of the audience escape before she proffers the bucket, like air from a balloon as you fiddle with the string.

A valve-like analogy is one of the show’s high points actually: Maguire suggests that many Westerners use anxiety as an energy source, crushing the worries down until they become almost a fossil fuel, unless some outside force gets in and releases the pressure; like love.

That’s relevant because our host recently acquired a boyfriend, which is how she begins here, slightly unpromisingly. Thankfully though the new beau is Asian, so it opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities about how a significant other can alter your own self-perception. Suddenly Maguire feels all white-privilege, rather than funky-immigrant (“I was one of the cool ones!”). Comparing herself to his high-achieving exes hardly helps the personal paranoia levels, either.

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August 15, 2019    The List

The strongest and funniest sections of Gráinne Maguire's set are the honest bits where she talks about her decision to never relax, her maniacal need to chase fame, and her habit of comparing herself to others. She describes her creative process, or as she puts it, 'the magic comes when you try to escape your feelings!' Maguire makes interesting inroads towards some nice angsty stuff about bitterness and insecurities, all presented in a very smiley, chummy way. 'Old people love me!', she beams, while describing her passion for visiting royal historical palaces.

Gráinne Maguire is a very comfortable storyteller... Click Here For Review


August 9, 2019   Funny Women


Picked by Becky Singh – Funny Women Awards Director. Click Here For Article