Skip to content


Home arrow Archive: Earlier Fringes arrow Archive: Edinburgh 2011 arrow Roisin Conaty: Destiny's D*ckhead
Roisin Conaty: Destiny's D*ckhead
Published on Monday, 22 August 2011

4 stars

Pleasance Courtyard (venue website)
3-14, 16-28 Aug, 5:45pm-6:45pm
Reviewed by Alice de Cent

 Recommended for age 14+ only.

After being named Best Newcomer in last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Roisin Conaty’s second solo show Destiny’s Dickhead explores the chaotic nature of her life and shares some of her frustrations in her own frenetic style.

Fast-paced, and full of personality, Conaty’s set hits the ground running and doesn’t slow down. Her high-speed delivery belies the sharp wits that make her an excellent ad libber, and she certainly shines at improvisation.  

A natural at audience interaction, Conaty is a definite crowd-pleaser, attracting a wide range of ages. The material is well-observed and clearly struck a chord with the audience, keeping the laughter up throughout.

Conaty’s delivery is highly entertaining, lifting some otherwise typical anecdotes into something fresh. Her scatty style does sometimes let her run away with herself, though, leaving the audience with some catching up to do.

Conaty squeezes a lot of laughs into her act, and her energetic and friendly style is endearing to the last. An accomplished storyteller, Conaty’s show is some thoroughly enjoyable stand-up.

<< Max and Ivan Are Holmes a...   Steve Hall's Very Still L... >>