Liam Mullone: A Land Fit For Fuckwits
Liam Mullone is never going to win a Fosters Award. He's too clever. Not only does his hour showcase his expertise at satire, surrealism and stuffed animals, but it also stays with you for hours, if not days, after it finishes. This is the mark of a true great.
Mullone welcomes us into his world as he shifts reservedly on the stage. The first 20 seconds are slightly nervous, that is until Mullone lets his material do the talking. He has beautifully captured many important and taboo themes in funny, quirky anecdotes that everyone can relate to. This approach at taking the overwhelmingly massive and converting it into small manageable chunks is genius. He tackles social demise through the eyes of Eastenders, paedophilia and racism through weddings and kids' parties respectively and love through aforementioned stuffed animal Mr Eek. He's not afraid to take these issues on and his undoubted wit and assured nature mean we happily allow him.
His point is wonderfully captured in his summation as he ties together all the seemingly loose strings of his opus into a rather convenient little bow. It's a masterclass in forward thinking, comedy writing and nuanced performances. He's a little awkward on his feet but that doesn't matter 'cos as a nation, so are we.