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Romesh Ranganathan – Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

It is easy to imagine Romesh Ranganathan as a substitute teacher, running out of patience with his career, children and society at large. Perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise, considering Ranganathan left his career as a frustrated maths teacher to become a comedian. In his new show he’s on a quest to improve himself, and while you’re probably familiar with shows like this – a dissatisfied 30-something airing grievances – Ranganathan does so with a certain style. Just when his anecdotes threaten to turn into rants, he pulls it back with the right punch-line, all while maintaining the kind of inoffensive offensiveness that makes this a very easy show to get into.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [David O’Connor]