Paul Sinha: 'Extreme Anti-White Vitriol'

Paul Sinha has yet to really breakout, although he’s been building a solid stand-up foundation over the years at the Fringe. So with this in mind, he started off tonight with an introduction for those in the audience who hadn’t seen him before. I don’t know if this was needed – you could have slipped that in unobtrusively later, mate.However, when he got going Sinha was extremely good. As excitingly intelligent and bitingly radical as I recall him being when comic ideas poured out of him in a hot and stuffy little shed. He was political tonight, which was good, because he does know how to make a political point in a genuinely funny way, and also does know how to bring his audience up sharp for a moment of serious thought. He was good on the unexpected dilemmas and hilarious moments that can come from putting yourself on the line in the fight against racism.This was a very enjoyable and uplifting hour, with Sinha showing considerable warmth in his rapport with the audience. (And good luck with your chosen audience member, Paul). But – I’m still not sure the very last joke was as funny as Sinha thought it was. Nor am I sure we are as decent a nation as Sinha still thinks we are. But he was right to lambast the Red Tops.

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The Blurb

Paul Sinha has been described as a gay man, doctor, quizzer, bachelor, acclaimed comedian and racist. This year he'd like to deny one of those, while adding new labels of his own. 'Truly wonderful' (Scotsman).

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