Edinburgh Fringe review – Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

Don’t be glum, Glenn, you’ve got a good show!

Glenn Moore comedian

Anyone who follows Glenn Moore on Twitter will be aware of his gag-writing skills, and he has impressed in recent years as half of sketch duo Thunderbards, so how does his debut stand-up show rate?

The short answer is good, if not great. It’s the (partly made-up, it would appear) story of his growing up in the tiny West Sussex village of Hurstpierpoint, where he was the only teenager at the only club, and his big move to London which was disastrous.

There are the tales of insecurity and incompetence in the love life that are typical of younger comics, but it would be unfair to cast Moore as a generic comic. He does indeed prove himself to be an expert gagsmith, and he weaves them into a full story without it ever feeling clunky. He’s done an impressive job of keeping an eye on the bigger picture while being meticulous from sentence to sentence. The show has got heart, too, and it would take a hard heart to no root for him in his quest for happiness and companionship.

Ultimately, it’s an enjoyable show, with three or four genuinely brilliant gags in there that suggests Glenn Moore is a cut above many of his peers.

3.5 stars
Review by Paul Fleckney

 Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn is at 6pm at the Just the Tonic Caves

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