Rated 5 out of
Inimitable Comedy From Scotland's Finest
If you know who Limmy is, you'll know the sort of humour that he engages in. If you don't yet, he's an acclaimed web developer turned comedian who has found success in a series of fast paced sketch shows on BBC Scotland (now also on Netflix).
The show was partly focused on promoting his new book "That's Your Lot" which is a collection of stories which range from a man seeing faces in his breakfast to an unfortunate circumstance where another guy finds himself concreted to the pavement. The other half of the show was a Q&A letting the audience ask him literally anything from "How much were your lights?" (an inside joke for fans after Limmy Live tanked outside of Scotland to questions on the inspiration for the likes of Dee-Dee and Jacqueline McCafferty.
The new book is in the same style of writing as "Daft Wee Stories" although sometimes with a darker tone, exposing a little more of who Limmy really is underneath his on-screen persona which, to be fair, is often obfuscated by his many characters.
Overall, the show was very much what I expected - an insight into a guy who has been through some challenging times in his life and who has managed to turn those experiences into comedy material.
Highly recommended - if you're seen Limmy's work before, it's a no-brainer. If you haven't, well what are you waiting for? Surrealism awaits...
Date published: 2017-06-15