Like his fellow Irish stand-ups Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Owen O'Neill, Byrne is a highly skilled graduate of the rambling school of comedy. His material flows in a likeable, meandering way, rather than coming out as a rat-a-tat-tat attack of one-liners.
Don't be deceived by Byrne's casual appearance, however: he is always in complete control of the stage. As The Independent has put it, Byrne is "a master of the comic diversion and `strange but true' observations that catch audiences squarely under the ribcage".
Soho Theatre, Dean St, London W1 (0870 429 6883) Mon to 26 Feb, 9.30pm, pounds 15/pounds 12.50 concs, 14-17 Feb all tickets pounds 10Reuse content