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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Joe McTernan - Life Advice That Won't Change Your Life | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"Relentless high-energy comedy... a relatable rollercoaster."

Viral sensation and local lad debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe with his show, Joe McTernan: Life Advice That Won’t Change Your Life.

McTernan’s show is an hour of relentless high-energy comedy filled with relatable tales and the mockery of motivational mantras. It is no wonder he has amassed over 30 million views online!

His banter and ability to connect with the audience through his own experiences had them in the palm of his hand.

Joe McTernan: Life Advice That Won’t Change Your Life is a relatable rollercoaster that may not change your life, but it will give you an hour of side-splitting comedy.




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