Igor Meerson: Hou I lernt inglish 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2014
Igor Meerson is one of Russia’s few stand-ups (he really is Russian, the accent is real), since the country has only recently developed an interest. This show, a straight stand-up show, is a comparative reflection on British and Russian culture, by way of alcohol, vegetables, proverbs and the English language.
Despite his apology, Mr Meerson’s English, though perhaps a little quirky, is entirely clear and intelligible. He comes across as friendly and intelligent (nothing like the ‘ee-gorr’ his name evokes when said by English-speakers) and he issues a plea to friendliness between peoples of different countries, even if not between their politicians.
The audience I was part of loved him – and it would be great to see him back.
Reviewed by Laura
Pleasance Courtyard, 20:30