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Ahir Shah – Anatomy (Ahir Shah / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Ahir Shah is a confident and loquacious young comedian specialising in the deconstruction and analysis of his own show. His material includes the Hindu/Muslim divide, obscure 19th century philosophy, and a fair bit about ejaculation; the latter being incredibly awkward (though this may be because I ended up sitting next to his parents). This stand-up knows a lot of big words, and isn’t afraid to use them, but is also good at switching between high and lowbrow humour. However, some jokes are inaccessible, and the continual analysis of the comedy can interrupt the flow. But overall, a enjoyable and highly cerebral show. Though not the kind that you would attend with your parents (or, indeed, anyone else’s).

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug, 4.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Steer]