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Nish Kumar Is A Comedian (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

Nish Kumar is a comedian, don’t you know, and he more than lives up to the title in his very funny new show. It’s unsettling for a routine to be so incredibly warm and charming, when much of the material comes from Kumar’s experiences of racism in his home country. However, he manages to shine a light on the ridiculousness of a few bad situations in an upbeat, almost impish way. His non-threatening middle class persona keeps it all quite safe and pedestrian, leaving the audience openly guffawing at what could potentially have been risky material. Nevertheless, in only his second solo show, he proves himself to be an extremely bright, fun and interesting new talent.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug, 8.10pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]