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Thanyia Moore: Just Being Funny (Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2022

This flawless first hour delivers its title’s promised ‘funny’ by the bucketload. Thanyia Moore abandoned a show idea she’d been working on since 2019 in favour of jokes that make her happy. The resulting material feels fresh, but her past efforts weren’t wasted, because her style, voice, and craft are perfectly-honed. Stories of her family, first kiss, and past as a hip-hop dancer, are told with a superb balance of irrepressible energy, off-the-cuff dryness, and affectionately teasing audience-rapport. A few carefully-chosen projections and props give us just enough to get a genuine sense of who Thanyia Moore is as we journey with her from her Mum’s living room in New Cross, to the dizzying heights of a TV parachute jump.

Monkey Barrel Comedy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bizz Holmes]