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Nish Kumar – Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m so Clever (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nish Kumar

In the sweatiest room at the Fringe, Nish Kumar puts on an outstanding display of middle class, sympathetic outrage. It’s probably fair to say that Edinburgh is currently overpopulated with comedians lamenting the idiocy of politicians and British society at large, and to an already convinced audience. But Kumar is self aware enough and, most importantly, funny enough to stand out above the rest. While he’s not reinventing the wheel, his stripped down performance is so good that it even distracts the sold out
audience from the unethical temperature in the venue. Kumar has put together a clever, consistently hilarious show and it’s easy to imagine much bigger audiences in his future.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 [David O’Connor]