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Phil Wang – Anti-Hero (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 31 August 2013

Phil Wang opens his stand-up routine by explaining that he doesn’t approve of the media hype around festival shows. He doesn’t want to be a “rising star” or “eagerly anticipated”. So we’ll call a spade a spade: Wang is hilarious. In this, his debut hour, he has the audience in stitches over all sorts of odd gags. At one point he becomes a t-rex, at another a red pen… In between these bizarre moments, he tells more humdrum stories about growing up with a Chinese father and an English mother. At just 23 and with talent that belies his years, Wang is one of the best stand-ups around; he’s a rising star, whether he likes it or not.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 5.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]