Comedy review: Mick Ferry has been found wanting
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Mick Ferry: Has been found wanting, at Gilded Balloon TEVIOT (venue 14), review by Kate Copstick
Mick Ferry has written his own eulogy. But let us hope it is a long while before it is used because there are many people who could be made very happy by an hour in Mick’s company and it would be a shame if they never got to see him.
This is comedy with its boots planted firmly on the ground.
A funny family man (albeit with a hair-raising history involving drink, Berlin, a record-breaking acid trip, a shaved dog and quite a lot of fighting) his show mainly addresses the list of personal failings of which his children have accused him.
Mick’s thoughts on the lack of discipline in today’s parenting should be government policy and tales of his own childhood are powerful stuff. He is annoyed with anyone in his audience who watches Made in Chelsea; he is openly judgemental (and bemoans this tendency in himself); he voices thoughts on children that, while true, are rarely spoken; and his riff on the “largest middle-class mutual masturbation society” is absolutely brilliant. Take your mum, take your teenagers, listen to Mick, have a real laugh, and then leave thinking … what does squirrel taste like ?
Originally appeared in The Scotsman