Gary Little: A Little Bit Of Personal (Gary Little)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Gary Little really isn’t little – looks a wee bit like a big ex-con and, turns out, he is. Being Glaswegian, it took him a while to realise he had depression. His gag, not mine – don’t write in. Anyway, this leads him to take an unhealthy interest in hillwalking. Literally – buys all the expensive shit on credit cards, walks nowhere beyond Glasgow. And so it goes, from dark places – depression, drugs, prison and online dating – to gleefully foolish anecdotes, littered with gems of comic storytelling detail and occasional filth. The second half, stories from jail, feels like it’s still evolving – not sure a fight about farts is worth a 15 minute bit – but, overall, he spins a fine, funny yarn from what seems deceptively little.
The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]