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Ria Lina – Taboo Raider (Ria Lina)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Ria Lina

Ria Lina’s hour of taboo-raiding is an interesting and amusing exploration of political correctness and social boundaries. She claims to be a bitch, but seems more curious about the effects of language and identity, as well as enjoying saying controversial things to make people laugh. Some of the taboos she takes on don’t feel wildly provocative – at least not to me – which therefore made some of the jokes feel a little shallow. Ultimately, she toys with the weight of terms deemed offensive, but misses the ‘why’ part that would make the show stronger. That said, she’s a great comic, offering up a blunt honesty that had the room squirming with laughter when she did tickle the right taboo nerve.

The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]