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Humza Arshad Presents Diary Of A Badman (Humza Arshad).

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

Humza Arshad is on a high. His YouTube series ‘Diary Of A Badman’ has broken records for British comedy and now his take on life as a young British Muslim has been wowing crowds at his first Edinburgh show. For once, such hype is well justified. Arshad is a terrific stage presence, charming and goading the audience in equal measure with some sharp, affectionate observations – although he is quick to point out, correctly, that most comedy has no root in reality. Buckets of laughs are delivered in this very well paced set that appeals to both fans and newcomers alike. It won’t be long before Humza Arshad is everywhere; be a comedy hipster and catch him before he becomes big.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 25 Aug, 10.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Trotter]