Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sonic might not be the best video game character in the world but moving around at the speed of sound, he has touched many hearts and none more so than Sooz Kempner who brings her love for the mascot, Sega and growing up in the 90s to the forefront in a terrific hour of stand-up comedy.

Takes you on a hilarious journey through her rollercoaster of a life.

Back at the Edinburgh Fringe after her hit show in 2018, Kempner returns to bestow some video game knowledge, sing a few songs and reminisce about growing up in the 90s with the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis for the Americans). Her incredible energy and quirky humour have you laughing hard as you hear about stories of growing up as well as dealing with mansplaining on Twitter. With use of a projector also, she’s able to visualise some of the gaming history she reviews as well as perform some hilarious sketches which help to pace the show and tie together the many issues and topics she covers so well. One of the stand-out moments is her singing. With a background in performing on the West End, Kempner performs some nostalgic classics especially for anyone who went to a British Primary School.

From classic Sega titles, childhood and Fraser, Kempner covers it all and takes you on a hilarious journey through her rollercoaster of a life. Sooz Kempner: Mega Drive is not to be missed. Its almost as good as plugging Sonic 3 into Sonic & Knuckles for the Mega Drive.

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Following 2018's Super Sonic 90s Kid, award-winning comedian Sooz Kempner is back with a brand-new hour, Mega Drive: a show about the video games that defined our youth and the ambition they helped create. Sega, childhood, songs – this is for anyone who remembers the 90s and had big dreams as a kid. 'Show-stopping' (CNN). 'Fantastically funny' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'An absolute joy' **** (Fest). 'Delightfully shambolic' **** (FunnyWomen.com). 'Very snazzy trainers' **** (TheReviewsHub.com). Top Shows of the Fringe 2018 (Comedy Central). Highly Recommended 2018 (Comedy.co.uk).

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