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Leo Reich: Literally, Who Cares?! (IAM)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

Leo Reich has proven he has his finger firmly on the pulse in this epic hour of stand-up, a satirical exploration of modern-day talking points – from social media self-obsession to casual sex – dealing with these topics with a refined sense of irony, snappily putting into words the absurdities of our consumerist, narcissistic culture. Throughout, he impressively juggles singing, dancing and reading from his memoir/novel/screenplay, giving the show an exciting dynamism. In a particularly funny musical number he makes a mockery of the ‘old people’ who think the younger generations have it easier; as someone in his early 20s he skilfully explores the trials and tribulations of Gen-Z life, and his own experiences growing up as queer. His quick quips and storytelling powers are electric. This isn’t the last we’ll see of Leo Reich.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Eleanor Magic]