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Kindness (Sam Brady / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Would we all be happier if we valued kindness a little bit more? Sam Brady certainly thinks so, and has dedicated an hour of stand-up comedy to the subject. With this naturally funny and charismatic man, there wasn’t one moment of this show that felt contrived or forced. We heard hilarious (and some quite poignant) anecdotes that drove home his point that even though humans are flawed, the little acts of kindness really do make a difference. The show managed to stick to the subject matter without even slightly veering into sanctimonious or self-righteous territory. It’s not a lecture, but simply a light-hearted take on human nature and on his own (sometimes failed) attempts at being a good person. Emotional and uplifting.

Cabaret Voltaire, until 24 Aug (not 19), 1.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jessica Cropper]