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Paul Sinha – Looking At The Stars (Paul Sinha / Red Comedy with The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Embarking on a quest to find a message for his Fringe show this year, stand-up comic Sinha sets out to discuss the moral, political and social imperfections that dictate our typically British idiosyncrasies. A true anecdotalist, Sinha holds the audience in the palm of his hand with a quiet humility, appropriate to both his position as a seasoned Fringe comic and also as a social-commentator who reaches from a fairly privileged background. While perhaps slightly drifting into plain storytelling, he fuses one-liners and puns with lengthy discussions on sexual identity and Jim Davidson, neatly rounding off a broader conversation on social-mobility. What’s left is a sharply politicised show which oozes with appeal for both commercial and underground audiences.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 3 – 28 Aug (not 4, 15), 10.40pm (11.40pm), £8.00 – £9.00, fpp132.
tw rating 4/5