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Ahir Shah – Astrology (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

At only 20 years of age, Ahir Shah – or as MS Word would have it “Hair Shag” – already cuts a striking figure on the comedy circuit. Over the course of the evening, he delivers a routine of highbrow comedy akin to the output of the likes of Stewart Lee, at some points coming close to mimicking Lee’s techniques; not necessarily a bad thing. Through a mixture of intellectualism and profanity Shah analyses moments from his life through the spectrum of fate, from reading the books of German political economist Max Weber to the existentialist crisis of masturbating to internet porn. Oozing with confidence, Shah will no doubt be a star, not just of this year’s festival, but many more to come.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug, 5.25pm (6.25pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp35.
tw rating 4/5