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Loyiso Gola – The Professional Black! (Loyiso Gola)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Loyiso Gola is one of those people who seems effortlessly funny; it’s as if hilarity is his default state. A reserved and straight-faced delivery only accentuates the mix of satire, whimsy and sass as Gola covers topics from aeroplane exits to South African apartheid. His audience interaction never failed to have the room in stitches and his satirical material is enlightening and almost wholly new to British ears. Rather than jokes about politicians’ personal lives, Gola covers more general topics, such as poverty, with precision, wit and insight. A great comedian and a much-needed satirical addition to the British comedy scene.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug, 10.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lizzie Milton]