ARE we becoming too spoiled? Ed Byrne’s latest show asks this of our society as a whole, from our political bias to our children’s culinary whims, as Byrne tears middle-class life down from the comfort of a home which doesn’t have an Aga but is home to Byrne’s two pampered children.

Byrne touches on several topics that are entrenched in the realms of observational comedy, including generational gaps in parenting and those childish turns of phrase we still find funny well into adulthood.

There’s a seasoned easiness to Byrne’s performance which makes him a delight to watch. Tangents off his set to chat with the audience feel natural and show a keen skill with ad-libs, but the joke always returns to its original journey so we never miss a punchline.

Byrne has a terrific sense of tone throughout the show, especially when recounting conversations with his sons and the reflex response plenty of parents in attendance are sure to find familiar.

His physicality allows for plenty of subtle visual gags, and punchline punctuated with strong language show the endless energy at odds with the emotionally tiring ordeal of parenting.

There’s some bite to the material when Byrne turns to address politics. Although brief, this section of the show has some intelligent comments on the way we consume news without taking a strong bias to any party in particular. It’s this universal appeal that allows Byrne to push the limits with an occasional taboo punchline, all while keeping his audience safely on side.