Bobby Mair

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Bobby Mair: Loudly Insecure

21 Aug 20173 stars

Twisted logic and edgy performance make for a captivating hour

Canadian stand-up Bobby Mair used to take a lot of drugs, found out he was adopted, and has a tumultuous relationship with fellow comedian Harriet Kemsley (with whom he currently has a programme on Viceland TV). All this has provided fodder for his…

Bobby Mair: Filthy Immigrant

26 Aug 20153 stars

An edge-of-the-seat ride into one man’s comedy mayhem

Watching Bobby Mair can be an intoxicating if uncomfortable experience. As he wheels around his stage, occasionally fumbling for the right moment to say something, his microphone appearing as though it might fall from his grip at any moment, there is a…

Bobby Mair: Off Meds

11 Aug 20142 stars

Canadian funnyman has nice gags but ramshackle structure brings act down

'My act is like a finger in the ass,' asserts Bobby Mair towards the end of his show. But despite opening with a dubious joke about Gaza, he's not as controversial as he thinks. The Canadian slacker mixes observations with made up stories to varying…

Interview: comedian Bobby Mair is Obviously Adopted and clearly talented

25 Feb 2014

'I don’t class myself as a dark comedian, I’m sure other people might, but to me it’s just normal'

Being adopted at birth might not sound like the easiest subject matter for a stand-up debut but Canadian comic Bobby Mair is able to walk any potential line of icky sentiment and crude offence with a winningly vulnerable stage demeanour. Ultimately…

Bobby Mair: Obviously Adopted

6 Aug 20133 stars

A talent that gets ragged around the edges for his Fringe debut

If anyone thinks that the comedy of Bobby Mair is going to bring people together in arm-locking community harmony, they don’t have a grip on their own mind. The Canadian-born, UK-based comic divides rooms and opinions with his brand of dark humour. He…

Fringe comedy debut: Bobby Mair

30 Jul 2013

The Canadian comedian performs debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

What do you think might work out as the best piece of advice you receive ahead of your Fringe debut? Don't read reviews. What do you expect will be the least useful piece of advice? Don't read reviews, because I know I'm not going to follow the…

The best shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Festivals

16 Jul 2013

20 highlights from the 2013 festival programmes, covering Fringe, Books, International, Art and Jazz

We've scanned the thousands of shows, exhibitions and events across the festival in late July, August and early September, and highlight the ones that simply cannot be missed

Canadian comic Bobby Mair readies himself for the Edinburgh Fringe 2013

8 Jul 2013

The young comedian has been a support act for Jerry Sadowitz and Doug Stanhope

When you learn that Bobby Mair has been a support act for Jerry Sadowitz and Doug Stanhope, you get a fair sense of the dark terrain which this young Canadian’s material might cross. From where he’s standing, any offence caused would be a fuss over very…