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Fear Of A Brown Planet (Fox In The Snow)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Comedians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain create an hour of laughter for a predominately white audience as they give their personal accounts of what life has been like growing up Muslim in an Anglo-Christian Australia. From a purely comedic standpoint, these two are brilliant: their routine flows naturally, the audience adores them, and many of the laughs are well-earned. But one would expect slightly more from a show with such a title. It was a little too middle-of-the-road; the jokes had a heartfelt cynicism, but never truly pushed any boundaries. As smart and captivating as it was, the routine felt self-conscious, politically oversimplified and banal. However, the laughs alone make it an enjoyable night out.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Aug 3 – 29 (not 15, 22), 7.15pm (8.30pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp74.
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