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Gags, Songs And Bombs – Free! (Chuckle Sandwich: Gary Tro, Kate Lucas And Tez Ilyas)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

This intriguingly titled show offers a rewarding variety of comedy. A three-hander stand-up showcase compered by the charmingly spry Laura Carr, the gig kicks off with Brixton comic Gary Tro, whose piquant style of observation introduces the audience to a night of social commentary and reflection. Kate Lucas’s musical skits on break-ups and our parents’ secret sex lives follow, and her different style provides a neat partition between the book-ending acts. Headliner Tez Ilyas’s comedy on Muslim stereotypes and perceptions is at times clumsily predictable but his persona and his challenging of the issues is necessary and topical in an increasingly segregated society.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 4 – 28 Aug, 11.15pm (12.15am), free, fpp81.
tw rating 4/5