David Callaghan – Let’s Get This Partly Started (David Callaghan)
By Nina Keen | Published on Monday 15 August 2016
The best thing about ‘Let’s Get This Partly Started’ was the potential it showed. Contained in David Callaghan’s ideas were some really promising premises, and a couple of times they led to jokes that really did make me laugh. More often though, they just came across as a bit clunky. Stories like the one about the death of his dog, and material like the bit about kids giving economic advice, felt overly laboured. Callaghan’s best jokes were the smaller ones and the throwaway lines, for which he does have a knack. But the show’s ‘message’, which began with a wonder at the world that felt authentic and even catching, soon grew heavy-handed, and felt less genuine by the end.
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tw rating 2/5 | [Nina Keen]