REVIEW: Brendan Healy, The Hog’s Head Inn, Alnwick, Saturday, December 14.
The gags came thick and fast when North East comic and all-round entertainer Brendan Healy came to Alnwick on Saturday night.
This versatile performer demonstrated his broad repertoire of jokes, from clever and witty one-liners to anecdotal comedy and razor-sharp banter with individual audience members.
Healy is clearly passionate about his North East roots and a lot of his routine was dedicated to jokes about the region, including the rolling of the Rs in parts of Northumberland. He wasn’t confined to this though and council workers, Cockneys and married life all came in for a ribbing along the way.
Some of the material was racy and certainly aimed at adults, but it was not offensive for the sake of it, which some other comedians are guilty of. The tone was definitely right and made for an entertaining night of live comedy – something I personally would like to see more of in north Northumberland.
Healy’s performance was part of a series of seasonal party nights at The Hog’s Head. He is back at the venue tomorrow and there is limited availability. Others to appear over the next week or so include Fiddlin’ Fantastic.
For more information, visit www.hogsheadinnalnwick.co.uk
By James Willoughby