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Loyiso Gola – Dude, Where’s My Lion? (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Loyiso Gola Ed2016

South African comedian Loyiso Gola’s observational comedy, from a starkly different perspective to most you’ll see, is nothing short of hilarious. With an easy manner he highlights things the privileged west takes for granted, like instant internet, and tackles heavier topics with a subtly careful irreverence. His unique outlook makes for wonderful jokes about everything from the political to the mundane. His longer jokes that end with something abrupt, like his bit on the phonetic alphabet, are expertly crafted. He interacts easily with the crowd and his confident delivery, with which he laughs along with the rest of us, is pleasant and affable. ‘Dude, Where’s My Lion?’ is a real Fringe highlight.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nina Keen]