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Omid Djalili: The Good Times

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

This is a great show which Djalili delivers superbly, but it’s a little conflicted. I could do without the whole “you’re such a 5.20 crowd” haranguing. “White motherfuckers” landed much better as a crowd heckle. He wants to stop being ‘that Iranian comic’ whilst devoting half his stage time to the same (not a criticism – it’s great stuff), and bewails cancel culture as ‘a thing’ before doing a lengthy bit which was both not remotely cancellable and done in front of a large audience (ie, not ‘cancelled’) but fine, whatever, I’ll let him off as he did so as part of a touching tribute to the late great Sean Lock. Ach, what am I moaning about – one of the masters, and in fine form. 

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | Bruce Blacklaw