John Sinclair - Angels and Bagpipes
Drams 3 and a wee one
Venue The Bongo Club (143)
Address 14 New Street
Reviewer Daniel Winterstein
We all have at least one friend - or perhaps an elder relative - like
John Sinclair. A nice man; friendly to others and at peace with
himself. Someone you can relax with. Unfortunately, also a boring man,
with a vast supply of dull anecdotes.
Angels and Bagpipes has a simple format: One man on stage telling you
stories from his life. The show is unscripted. Sinclair freely
meanders from subject to subject in a very mellow manner.
However his stories never seem to go anywhere. He's honest, but this
is more of a mistake than a virtue. His show lacks the humour to be
comedy, and lacks the insight to be anything else.
Playing to a happy-drunk crowd, he didn't raise a single laugh. But
then he didn't tell a single joke. Much of his routine is based on
running through the jobs he's failed at. He could well add 'comedian'
to the list.
© Daniel Winterstein August 2001