Conor Drum – …If: A Review

Bunbury Magazine – 

This year in at the Fringe, there have been a lot of innovative devices used upon which to hang the narrative of a show. Conor Drum’s is perhaps up there with the most innovative, presenting an hour of comedy around the demo-tape his fifteen-year-old self made with his band …If, which was found and reanalysed by his older self.

Conor brings a good amount of energy to the start of this show, urging the audience to come along with him on the journey of self-discovery and rediscovery. He has a sharp and surreal wit, able to cast sideways glances at all spectrums of social and popular consciousness – his analysis of the animals in Dublin Zoo was a particular highlight. He has a great ability to tell a story, with strong anecdotal comedy throughout.

This is a show about discovering your inner rocker and your inner self by a performer who is not afraid to show his most embarrassing moments – there are some cringe-worthy photos of his younger self he has offered up for laughs – which adds a nice layer of vulnerability to the show.

Underneath the comedy there is a strong message about always being true to yourself. If you do that, you can’t go wrong and that is exactly what Conor has done with this show.

Written by Christopher Moriarty.

Conor Drum – …If

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 1845

Part of The Free Festival

2nd – 26th August

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