Jason Byrne: You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 2018
Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 2019
The most popular comedy act at the Edinburgh Fringe, Irish comic sensation, Jason Byrne returned for his twenty-third year with his new show You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything. The show featured routines about Irish upbringing and social class intertwined with the usual silly games and incredible audience interaction that left me crying with laughter. Byrne’s angry Irish rants are legendary like the man himself and the madness and energy were off the scale in another extraordinary display of comic genius.
As I do every year, I saw Byrne again at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. The audience learned that unfortunately Byrne had separated from his wife however he even made this situation funny by comparing marriage to a horse and jockey being separated, then they are lost. Byrne’s impersonation of being lost was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
The King of live comedy always delivers year after year and if I can move, I will go and see this incredible act as often as I can.