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Bilal Zafar: Imposter (Bilal Zafar)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

Bilal Zafar certainly has a bonkers story to tell. As the comedian himself notes, the audience “treated this more like a theatre piece than a standup”, and that really sums this show up. Zafar tells a crazy story of living with a nightmarish person who attempted to have him arrested (significantly more times than once) and while there are definitely comedic moments there, the biggest chuckles are when he goes off script and his sarcastic remarks. The performance feels very relaxed throughout, with a very laid back vibe, and Zafar is certainly a natural comedian who very much possesses the skill of how to read a room and generate the all-important laughs. Ultimately, this story is definitely a good basis for a comedy routine but needs a bit more energy if it’s to be a brilliant show.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]