Littlest Things

Tiernan Douieb is one of the chirpiest men you will ever meet; the antithesis of the likes of Dylan Moran, his upbeat nature and desire to be nice are overwhelming. The show explores the little things others do that can make your day, unsung heroes and, randomly, the versatility of waffles. He skilfully moves from topic to topic like a pro, and his simple observational humour is refreshing.

But his show was not just a conveyor-belt of gags; Douieb’s anecdotes on women and friends were unexpectedly thoughtful and moving, and, sharing his woes with the audience, he felt less like a comedian and more like a good mate. Funny, vulnerable though a touch sanctimonious, Douieb is a different, friendly sort of comedian.