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Sameena Zehra – Homicidal Pacifist (Sameena Zehra)

By | Published on Sunday 10 August 2014

To combat life as a pacifist, Sameena Zehra imagines a cull of the human race. Anyone who fails her specially designed questionnaire will be offered three years to “fix themselves”. I’m sure it’s nothing personal; she just can’t stand idiots, and who can blame her? That said, the explanation of how she plans her husband’s funeral in detail each time they argue was a little concerning. Cynicism takes a back seat towards the end of Zehra’s show, however, with a heart-warming story of the triumph of a peaceful protest, and the revelation that she’s donating half of her festival proceeds to charity. She’s a cynic, certainly, but she’s also very intelligent and determined to maintain hope in humanity.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]