28 Years Later

Tiernan Douieb is struggling to come to terms with turning 28.

In his new show, he highlights the problems he associates with approaching this apparently old age, whilst still remaining ambition-free, penniless and immature. Douieb addresses the audience with an infective enthusiasm – he is instantly likeable and his anecdotes are amusing and uplifting.

A prophet for the generation of twentysomethings who still watch Newsround, his observations are sharp and his delivery is slick.

However, his lovable character is not quite enough to carry the show. A few jokes fall flat, and the material begins to feel thin and verging on repetition. In a hugely competitive market, Tiernan Douieb may not be the best, but he does deserve to be seen.