Liz McDonald 18:37, May 21 2023
Fans were left stunned and some walked out of Dylan Moran’s first New Zealand show on Saturday night when the Irish comedian appeared very drunk, speaking incoherently and unable to remember jokes.
Rebecca Mackle of Christchurch said she and partner Keegan Power, a long-time fan, were shocked at the state of Moran during the sold-out show.
“It was really disappointing. He was mumbling and incoherent, and he kept losing his train of thought. He’d start a joke and lose his place.”
After what seemed an abruptly called intermission, Moran came back on stage “significantly drunker”, she said.