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Jamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy 2 Assembly George Square Studio 4 Until Aug 25 Four stars

Those paralympians have raised the game not just for fellow sportsmen but for someone who, as Jamie MacDonald is the first to admit, considers wearing matching socks to be a success.

The 34-year-old Glaswegian's blindness is the meat and bones of his routine - no sentimentality from him, no patronising from us - so a story about learning to ski is destined to include a nasty snogging encounter up a back alley in Fort William. That's because MacDonald considers himself to be more skilled on the piss than on the piste, although his "ear goggles" (ie a blind man's "beer goggles") can impair his judgment of beauty once he's past the seven-pint mark. A good-looking, charismatic guy, MacDonald is able to use his real-life circumstances to give a spin on relationship humour that would be denied to 99% of his comedy rivals. The result: one of the funniest Scots on the circuit.

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