Review: Paddy McGuiness @ King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Paddy McGuiness @ King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Paddy McGuiness @ King George’s Hall, Blackburn

First published in Comedy Blackpool Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Features editor

OVER a thousand Paddy McGuinness fans can’t be wrong, can they?

They cheered their hero off the stage, many standing to applaud his 75 minute performance. But I’m sorry, I just couldn’t join in.

Sure the star of the Gregg’s adverts is a very confident performer, bounding across the stage and engaging with his audience but the show itself to me was a cross between a stag and hen night and an end of the pier music hall act.

If you’re looking for cutting edge comedy Paddy’s not your man.

He treats his audience like mates down the pub with repartee to match.

I just found the whole thing mildly amusing at best and found some of the material decidedly weak — surely sat nav jokes have been done to death by now and as for playing Family Fortunes about dog poo, really!

But what do I know? They came in their droves, they drank their fill and they clearly had a good time.

It was just a shame I couldn’t feel the same.

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