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Eshaan Akbar: Not For Prophet (CKP & ROAR Group Present)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Eshaan Akbar is the son of a Pakistani Labour-supporting father and a Bangladeshi Thatcherite mother, and his debut show sees him try to understand where he fits in the world. From this starting point he covers a number of topics such as his private education, a family trip to America and why he stopped being a Muslim. Akbar clearly has a lot of interesting experiences to work with but, although the stories are amusing and well-told, you leave feeling he could have got more out of them both in terms of laughs and his own insights. The final ten minutes contain his strongest material, highlighting his potential, but the consistency isn’t there yet for a full hour.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Levinson]