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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Ivan Aristeguieta

Third World meets First World when this award-winning South American makes his Edinburgh debut. After escaping Venezuela and immigrating to Australia, Ivan Aristeguieta became one of the hottest comics Down Under, winning the Best Newcomer Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2016. Say 'hola' to your new favourite comedian! He’s one happy immigrant squeezing all the privileges the First World can give him. The mango truly is 'juithier' on the other side. 

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Anuvab Pal

The British Empire gave Indian stand-up Anuvab Pal a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. Now he lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans, fed on social media and American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover. How does a man still under the British influence survive in ‘New India’? Nobody knows... least of all him.

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Live Review: Pieter-Dirk Uys, Soho Theatre, W1

South African Pieter-Dirk Uys has become a regular visitor to the UK over the years, but he usually comes in disguise. If he isn't dressed as his monstrous creation Evita Bezuidenhout he is doing a pin-sharp impersonation of Desmond Tutu or another famous political figure. This time round, in An Echo Of A Noise, it is a "And this is me..." performance, with Uys on his own in a t-shirt and impish grin telling his life story, which in effect is the story of South Africa since the 1940s.

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News: Soho Theatre Streams Comedy Shows

Soho Theatre has expanded their digital service. They are now streaming on demand comedy content including Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Nish Kumar, Panti Bliss, Jessie Cave and Joel Dommett.

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Francesco De Carlo

Italian comedian Francesco De Carlo asks what do you discover when you decide to leave the safety of your sofa in Italy to become a foreigner in the UK, just as the UK decides to leave Europe? And he should know the answer because he did just that and he tells us how he got on in his latest show Comfort Zone. As heard on ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’ (BBC Radio 4) and seen on ‘Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip’ (BBC2) and ‘Unspun With Matt Forde’ (Dave)

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News: Soho Theatre Gala Gig With Tim Key, Bridget Christie And More

The Soho Theatre is staging a stellar night of entertainment in support of their work with young people and emerging artists.

On March 15 the whole building is being commandeered for a special Alternative Gala Party.

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Review: Gein's Family Giftshop, Soho Theatre

It's been a funny old year for sketch group with attitude Gein's Family Giftshop. The trio (plus non-performing writer Kiri Pritchard McLean) lost a member just before Edinburgh and had to do some quick thinking to keep the show on the road. The result, which has now come to London, seems to work pretty well.

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Live Review: Kerry Godliman, Soho Theatre

This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.

Kerry Godliman is currently on tour. Buy tickets here.

 

Live Review: Fleabag, Soho Theatre

This was interesting. I’ve never been to a performance in a theatre that felt so much like a cross between a rock gig by your favourite band and a victory lap of honour. Having gathered various stage prizes Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play was then adapted for BBC3 and will no doubt go on to collect TV awards by the bucketload in the next few months.

Live Review: Josie Long, Soho Theatre

Josie Long finishes her run at the Soho Theatre on October 15. Tickets here. She performs the show in New York from November 19. Keep an eye out for more UK dates here. She is at the Duchess Theatre on March 20. Tickets here.

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