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Bulletproof (Shazia Mirza)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

Looking at the power that words can have, ‘Bulletproof’ borders on being an hour of “I’m not a Daily Mail reader, but…” , with Mirza’s ironic (or is it?) comedy occasionally missing the mark. She has an acidic wit and a lot of strong material, but some of the punchlines don’t do justice to the build-up, and there’s always a feeling that she is capable of so much more. There are occasionally glimmers of brilliance, and Mirza is charismatic and endearing enough to get away with resting on her laurels, but it’s frustrating to see someone this talented be so lazy (I mean, who hasn’t heard that Catholic joke before?). Mirza is full of potential, but she’s not quite bulletproof here.

The Assembly Rooms, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]