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Aatif Nawaz (Aatif Nawaz)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Aatif Nawaz

Aatif Nawaz has a goal in comedy and it’s not just to make people laugh: he wants to change Western misconceptions about Islam. It quickly becomes apparent Nawaz has a talent for setting his audience at ease and finding just the right level of controversial – the flashes of darker humour are perfectly timed but he’s never offensive. He accepts that his faith isn’t perfect, but then nobody is, and that was the overriding message of this show. I left the room feeling that I had been entertained, but had also learnt something important, and for that Nawaz deserves a far bigger crowd than he got. Huge respect to a man with big ambitions; this is brave, important comedy.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]