Masud Milas Routes 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 14, Aug 2016
Masud Milas informs his audience at the top of his hour he is always being asked about his accent and explains its roots, African mother, English father, born in Hong Kong and did his growing up in New Zealand, hmm I guess that explains it. But why does he dress as a 70’s detective? He’ll tell you that too.
The show tells his story of his family, strict mother, emotionally locked down father, not fitting in, unlike his scary mum and his chosen immigration to the UK. Mixed through this story Milas has a wealth of material, funny at times, full of pathos at others, also anecdotes such as Glastonbury, British train people and home break-ins.
Masud has a stage presence and quietly dominates the stage with his well delivered set. The show is not in your face but important points are made along the way. The crowd when I attended was fairly small, I would have liked to see the show with a few more people to give this likeable comic something to spark off.
This is Masud’s debut hour in Edinburgh and I’m sure he will be a fixture on the scene in a pretty short space of time.
Reviewed by Geoff
18.50 to 19.50