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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Review: Al Murray, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Al’s happy hour is just the tonic

Published 08/10/2010 | 02:30

Al Murray's ranting publican returned to Belfast last night to hold court at a packed Waterfront.

Taking the stage on a motorised bar, sporting his trademark maroon blazer, white shirt and tucked-in tie, Murray got stuck straight in to the audience.

John (“Beautiful British name!”) worked in a dole office.

“Job for life round here!” replied the comic, quick as a flash. Next, he homed in on Danny (16). “Two more years!” roared the Landlord, jumping offstage and pouring a pint over the lad's head.

It went on like this for a good half-hour, with Murray working his way through the first five or six rows.

Once he had settled down, the funnyman got stuck into his anti-German, anti-French, anti-Australian, anti-women, anti-students, anti-squirrels — yes, squirrels — routine.

Performing in front of a 30-foot-wide Union Flag, no target was out of bounds for Murray's politically incorrect mouthpiece.

If you're into Murray's schtick, this is a gloriously funny night out. If not, well, just be thankful you weren't sitting in the front row.

ANDREW JOHNSTON

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