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Anil Desai’s Another Night At The Movies (Anil Desai / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Anil Desai is, perhaps slightly unfortunately, a lot funnier when he’s not being Anil Desai. With a sharp ear for voices and a remarkable eye for body language, Desai is able to jump from ET to Al Pachino via Optimus Prime with ease. and his stories and jokes about his silver screen heroes hit the spot. However, when he’s doing straight stand-up on his own life and observations Desai’s routine flags. Punchlines become thin on the ground and the audience drifts a bit, although his closing tale of having sex as Christian Slater is a cracker. Slow to start and needing more focus on his impressions and a little less stand-up, this is still a decent, if not spectacular, show.

Laughing Horse @ City Café, until 25 (not 12, 19), 9.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]