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Tom Rosenthal – Благодаря (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Named Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, Tom Rosenthal’s performance combines superb acting skills, brilliant humour and intelligence with great comedic success. His routine is a hilarious tour de force through subjects such as sport, the detrimental effect of Football Manager on relationships, Danny Dyer’s cockneyisms and a bizarre but uncanny gargoyle impression!  Rosenthal’s strength lies in his skilful balance of wit and wisdom; the many side splitting anecdotes of his time in Bulgaria, (such as being poked by a prostitute and being pelted with seeds), are combined with insightful cultural reflections and an exploration of the universal problem of reconciling cultural differences. Excellent comic timing and Rosenthal’s unpretentious delivery and humility unfailingly endears and wins over the audience.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 8.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 [Priyanka Raval]