Comedy: Carl Donnelly Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?, Heroes at The Spiegelyurt

He’s won a heap of awards and done all the big famous comedian things – but this is your chance to see Carl Donnelly in a yurt.

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves? Heroes @ The Spiegelyurt (Venue 327)

Carl Donnelly, Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves? Heroes at The Spiegelyurt * * * *

He welcomes his audience into the venue with the Philip Glass soundtrack of the 1982 film Koyaaanisqatsi. If you don’t know it – and some of today’s audience probably weren’t even born when it came out – it is a documentary based on the Hopi Indian word which means “world out of balance”.

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Donnelly is a working-class vegan with a spiritual bent. He’s acknowledged his mental health issues, he meditates, he wears a crystal. This is a show about how to be all those things, to care about people and about the planet but not to take yourself too damn seriously.

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Some of the audience have bought tickets, others are expecting to give money after the show. But Donnelly asks them instead to give the money to a homeless person on their way home. It is a lovely notion – and reminds us that even though things are looking a bit rough, we all have the power to make the world a better place.

CLAIRE SMITH

Until 25 August