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Nish Kumar – Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nish Kumar Ed2016

One wonders how many more years Nish Kumar can keep up the seemingly impossible trend of continually upping his game. In his latest show, he moves effortlessly from discussing gentrification to racism to the Labour Party to Brexit, each phrase utterly loaded with insight and side-splitting humour. I’ve never heard anywhere near as frequent belly laughs and applause as I did at this show, yet Kumar deserves every chortle and clap he gets. His delivery is natural, his structure is airtight, and his gags seem effortless in their genius. They reflect their subject matter in their complexity, but manage to maintain their accessibility without so much as a hint of dumbing down. This show is simply outstanding.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Nina Keen]