Susan Ford


Reviewed by Michaela Plaidface. Review filed on Sunday, July 13th, 2014.


susanford“You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this show, but it certainly may help to jump on board and have a few drinks” says Susan Ford of Best of Irish, being not-at-all reductive. She goes on to explain “The star of tonight’s show is Patrick Monahan, but the line-up changes each night, so I’m sure there will be different highlights for each different audience.” Yes, Susan, that would seem to follow – but then who can count on logic with those drunken Irish, eh?

Apart from her occasional slips into the ditch of cliché, I rather like Susan Ford. She writes very well most of the time, and doesn’t try to over-explain things. She rarely gets all moral about them either. She just says whether or not she found somebody funny. A simple thing, but then so is a Greek salad, but can anyone in Edinburgh make one properly? Can they fuck.

Discussing Fraser Millward, Ford tells us “The show has a few meanings, and I really hope I’m on the same page as him here and haven’t read too much into it.” What is this madness? A reviewer admitting that she is not God? “By the end of his set I have fallen in love with his cat as much as I have [Damian] Clark himself.” Human. All too human.

Michaela Plaidface


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