Jamie MacDonald is a Glaswegian born-and-bred wise guy whose biggest problem isn’t the fact he can’t see, but the people he meets on his travels. With a sharp wit, relaxed and charming attitude and great stories to boot, MacDonald is a comedian not to forget in a hurry. His forty-minute set, That Funny Blind Guy, is a real joy to watch.
Taking us through his big trip to London after winning a radio competition, MacDonald embraces multimedia as a means of verifying his tale. With astute observations running from porn and taxi drivers to guide dogs and the inhabitants of Leith, MacDonald’s set has people roaring with laughter throughout.
Empathetic and warm without appearing overly sentimental, MacDonald is a relatable stage presence and manages to instantly get his audience on side. While at times the sheer downward trajectory of his London-bound ventures makes it seem slightly awkward to keep laughing at his misfortune, the lasting sentiment of MacDonald’s finale gives a lasting impression of his zest for life and humour in the face of misery.
For a free show, this is unmissable and a joy to watch.
That Funny Blind Guy, White Horse, 00.15