Belfast Telegraph

Monday 2 March 2015

Review: The Whinge, The Nordie and The Geek

Three of Ulster's up and coming stand-ups joined forces yesterday for a lunchtime laugh-in.

First on stage was west Belfast's Ruaidhri Ward.

The scene veteran – supposedly the 'Whinge' – hit the spot with his observation that "dating in your 30s is a bit like shopping in Cash Converters" and a brilliant bit about Northern Ireland murals.

Next up was self-confessed 'Geek' Lorcan McGrane, from Monaghan, who was thrilled to be sampling the delights of the big city – "electricity, workable broadband, women that aren't related to me".

Closing the show was 25-year-old Shane Todd, alias 'the Nordie', from Holywood. Super-smooth, he was straight in with a superb, lengthy and self-deprecating anecdote.

On yesterday's evidence, the future of Ulster comedy is in very safe hands.

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