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Isabelle Farah: Irresponsabelle

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

Isabelle Farah’s stand-up debut, following her hit 2021 theatre show ‘Ellipses’, looks at attempting to grow up without taking on too much adult responsibility. A fun chaotic opening launches her into stories involving short skirts, workplace (literal) wankers, and teaching her nephew rude words. It’s clear that at 36, she’s joyfully embracing her ‘big sister energy’, and is exactly the friend you’d want organising your hen-do. There are touches of satire in her parody of ‘The Girlboss’, and demonstration of why there’s no French word for this form of “feminism” – this provides a solid torrent of laughs, but she could sharpen the point of the critique she’s making. There’s also potential to build further on her connections with the audience.

Assembly George Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bizz Holmes]