Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi and Guests 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 18, Aug 2015
Immigrant Diaries is certainly a show that lives up to what it says on the tin, unlike many others on offer this year, in that it is really a selection of performers from across the Fringe relating some episodes of their life to an enthusiastic audience. The one thing in common is that one way or another they are all immigrants.
This show has been critically acclaimed prior to being brought to Edinburgh and it is easy to understand why. Sajeela Kershi who has been a stalwart on the comedy scene for a while now is the lady masterminding the production and she also sets the ball rolling explaining the format, and limbering up the chuckle muscles with a story or two of her own.
What follows is a selection of guests, the line-up changes nightly, then relate their own selected anecdote or two to keep the ambience going, their sections being linked by Ms Kershi with more tails to tell.
This is an interesting, yet relaxing hour. There is humour of course, but the atmosphere reminds me somewhat of relaxing with a fine brandy after a sumptuous meal.
Reviewed by Geoff
Assembly Rooms Studio One
Until 30th August
22.00 to 23.00