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Masud Milas: Routes (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Masud Milas Ed2016

Masud Milas describes himself as being “as fly as a Blaxploitation cop,” and I can’t put it any better. Just when you think comedy about complex identity issues is getting stale, along comes Milas with this hilarious debut, laying out his Hong Kong via New Zealand formative years, with his terrifying Maasai warrior mother and repressed Peterborough father. The set could do with a touch more refinement, as some points are repetitive (there are only so many gags you can get out of a 70s leather jacket), bur Milas is consistently charming and funny. Although he fears the wrath of his mother when she finds out about his impersonation, I think she’ll be laughing too much to “reach for her machete”.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Francesca Peschier]