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God Damn Fancy Man (James Nokise / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2022

This quickly got dark. Nokise performs a seemingly well prepared and cohesive set, and he is able to focus on the lighter side when discussing topics like rugby, politics and asthma attacks, but then things get more serious: the set involves the discussion of a very sensitive issue, leading to some much darker humour – which Nokise tackles wonderfully – capping it with a powerful ending segment. The humour in the show is in the well-told tales rather than one off gags and punchlines, but those stories certainly were engaging, and delivered in a style that made you feel you were spending the evening with a friend. Certainly funny, and the show’s interesting themes make it stand out from the crowd.

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]