First impressions are as important in comedy as they are in any other walk of life, so the fact that Greg McHugh looks like he could be Patrick Keilty’s younger, cheekier brother has to be a blessing. In fact, this observation ties directly into the theme of McHugh’s show – other people or, rather, other people’s opinions and views.
There is a distinct local bent on this material, which is understandable, and this sort of friendly element is a perfect example of how McHugh manages to guide his audience through his thoughts and musings. Basically, this amounts to a friendly chat but the ideas exposed in his ramblings are obviously intelligent and well thought out, even if they aren’t uproariously funny. This isn’t to say that McHugh isn’t hilarious at times but, in the main, his material is worth a good giggle rather than an embarrassing side-splitting episode.
Compared to some of the guys on the circuit, McHugh is very young and it can only be hoped that his comedy develops with time. At the moment his is simply just funny, yet his writing ability, fantastic presence and sense of the off-kilter suggests that he could grow up to be riotous.