Comedy: Sean McLoughlin
Self-hate. Inner turmoil. LOLS.
These are strange times for comedy. Certain acts claim “You can’t say anything these days.” However, as long as there are comedians such as Sean McLoughlin around, it doesn't feel like it's the case. And, instead of tub-thumping, Sean lets the comedy speak for itself. Self-hatred, thwarted love and emotional turmoil are constant themes, and this isn’t a persona that’s been created to shift tickets. This is a genuinely edgy act who puts himself through the mangle for our entertainment. Such is the darkness, it’s as if he doesn’t realise how brilliant he is. Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais clearly rate him – he’s supported both comedy icons on tour. And perhaps Sean must never know: his pain makes for glorious comedy. June 28 at Glee, tickets are £12.50.
WORDS: James Gill
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