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Kwame Asante: Living In Sin (Impatient Productions / Blue Book Artist Management)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

A comedian puts you on the spot. Asks you to name a medical condition. Your mind goes blank. What do you say? “Amnesia” of course! And while that first clever moment may have come from an audience member, Kwame Asante does a great job of building on his out-of-the-gate audience interactions. As an A&E doctor by day, Asante presumably has informed as well as funny responses to whatever medical condition gets chosen. This isn’t just a show about doctoring though. Asante gets plenty of comedy from his life beyond the wards, not least his devoutly Catholic mother’s response to him, well, living in sin. But his hospital-based anecdotes provide many stand-out moments, while also confirming – in a particularly heart-warming and hopefully true story – that, on occasion, laughter really is the best medicine.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]