2 Comedians 1 Bucket

Article by Cara McGuigan | 09 Aug 2011
  • 2 Comedians 1 Bucket

Crowds at Free Fringe shows are growing every year and it's because of shows like this. Big, fresh Dublin lad Marcus O'Laoire seems genuinely taken aback by how many people are crammed into Bar 50 to see 2 Comedians 1 Bucket. He patently rejoices in real life and the bizarreness of people and has the gift of the gab to recount it brilliantly; I was weeping with laughter at one of his anecdotes. 100% storytelling banter in the Billy Connolly tradition, if he can keep this up I’d say he’s One To Watch.

Lucy Montague-Moffatt plays herself up as the eager Oirish slut, a mixture of tragic and toxic and naive bewilderment. Pure filth dropped in a lilting, little girl accent is amusing and horrifying in equal parts, and her Powerpoint presentation ‘What I Learned About Sex From Porn’ is a high point, particularly the self penned illustrations. Not quite in the same league as her Montessori pre-school friend, Lucy is nonetheless a good giggle, and watching the two of them together is a cracking way to spend an hour.

2 Comedians 1 Bucket, Bar 50, 5-28 August (not Thursdays) at 9:30pm. Part of the PBH Free Fringe