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Athena Kugblenu: Follow The Leader (So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Who are the great leaders? Now, it’s a vanilla Fringe audience being addressed by a pregnant black woman here and so we – of course – end up with a rhetorical Mandela. But none of them are perfect, are they? Even him. And so Athena Kugblenu fancies pitching for the role. The show is in large part all about why she won’t actually be our leader, whether due to personal misadventure or societal reasons of race and gender-based shitness. Some bits are very good indeed, but there is also some frustratingly stale comedic fare. Nevertheless, she’s good at this, and there are the kernels of a much better, funnier show in here. Considering the alternatives, you could do far worse than voting Kugblenu.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]