Comedy review: My Favourite Words in the English Language
Comedy review: My Favourite Words in the English Language

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: My Favourite Words in the English Language, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★ “I’d love to hear some laughing, or applause,” sighs Omid Singh, some ten minutes into an unforgiveable hour dominated by complaints about his (paying) audience not laughing enough. “Ah, the chuckles are getting stronger,” he notes, …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: My Favourite Words in the English Language, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick

“I’d love to hear some laughing, or applause,” sighs Omid Singh, some ten minutes into an unforgiveable hour dominated by complaints about his (paying) audience not laughing enough.

“Ah, the chuckles are getting stronger,” he notes, before telling a Sikh family: “It wouldn’t make any difference if the four of you weren’t here.” There is a good comic entombed in this smug mess but when he says “we’re almost out of time, thank God”, he speaks for all of us.

Just the Tonic at The Tron, until 30 August, 7:30pm / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 15 August 2015

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