Ismo Leikola: Observing the Obvious 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 28, Aug 2015
English to anyone who doesn’t speak it as a first language has a lot of little anomalies, in this show Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola, shares his humorous observations on a number of these. He starts off with our silent letters not understanding why we have them only for the paper but never to be spoken. He has some interesting considerations on animal related themes, in particular the earth worm, whales and people on ethical diets. He explains the difficulty in grasping how the same word can have two completely different meanings, such as pound, for weight or money but how it can be useful as a response to just hang in the air in some situations. Ismo also explains how he struggles to understand the concept of money or debt, why in some situations it is acceptable to give money when in others it really isn’t. He tells us a bit about himself, his wife and dog with a few observations on their behaviour, also very amusing.
This was a really enjoyable show with an almost full house and many of the audience were in hysterics throughout. He has a nice laid back style of delivery and happy to make fun of himself. I would definitely recommend seeing him, if only to hear him say bulb and squirrel.
Reviewed by Sharon
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