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Phil Wang: Kinabalu (Avalon Promotions Ltd)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

At 27, Phil Wang finally feels he’s reached adulthood – much to his relief – with plenty of gags about sex and relationships, made all the more amusing by his confidently dorky character. Raised in Malaysia to an English mother and Malaysian father, Wang isn’t afraid to quip about race, heritage and patriotism in a way that many other acts at the Fringe wouldn’t dare. It’s not offensive though – in fact it highlights some very astute observations about the difference between race jokes and racist jokes, and how us Brits are terrified of them. It’s all very tongue in cheek and the whole hour is brilliantly silly, as Wang pokes fun at himself and the world around him.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]