Mary Green Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax NS, October 20
Published Oct 21, 2016Fredericton NB's Mary Green didn't overplay her regional advantage, landing great, self-deprecating jokes about herself and her state of mind. Green began by sneaking in a couple of digs at her own city and Charlottetown, which was a subtle play at making Haligonians feel better about themselves. But she really used geography to highlight how each city played a role in her recognition that she had a drinking problem and severe anxiety.
What could've been depressing turned into an endearing set with cool, tangential jokes about her own subconscious racism, as it might relate to being hangry. This led well into a bit about rediscovering weed after your 20s and what a magical overall experience that is compared to your teens. It was a well-paced, well-written, short set by Green, with a lot of dark humour that resonated.