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Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated (Get Comedy Ltd)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2022

Emmanual Sonubi admits that in his previous life as an intimidating bouncer, he was mainly using his acting skills in order to intimidate those at the door who needed, well, intimidating. I mean, his domineering physique presumably helped with that routine, but it does make you wonder how many performances we unknowingly experienced while queuing to get into late night venues this Festival. Sonubi doesn’t just talk about his stint as a bouncer, getting plenty of comedy out of family life and even the time his heart packed up while performing in Dubai. Though the highlights do come from his run ins with idiots during the bouncer days. We get some brief comedic glimpses of Sonubi’s intimidating persona along the way too, but in the main he’s now very much in engaging story-teller mode.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]