Paul Sinha: Extreme Anti-White Vitriol


5 Stars

Although Paul Sinha has been doing stand-up comedy for fifteen years it was only as recently as last year that I saw him for the first time and I was impressed. I was therefore looking forward to seeing his 2010 offering and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

As soon as he hit the stage Sinha was straight into his set, often self-deprecating, always cleverly written and superbly enunciated. Although he packs a whole host of material and subjects into his hour and he hardly seemed to pause for breath, each section was clearly delivered and I found him riveting.

The title of the show comes from a comment levelled at him during a radio interview with Simon Darby, the deputy leader of the BNP, when he was ‘labelled a racist by a racist’.

Sinha relates examples of how Britain has changed from his youth, gives examples as his previous life as a doctor, as a comedian and how people sometimes have preconceived ideas, including himself.

A story of a toilet queue gives an insight as to how these preconceived perceptions are not always right and the underlying message is that people should just talk to each other.

His hour just evaporated, and it was a quality performance from the off. Do take the chance to see him if you can and you will not be disappointed.


Reviewed by Geoff

Stand III V 12

4 to 29 August

22-40 to 23-40

Fringe Brochure P 108

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