Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 05, Aug 2019
If first saw Sajeela Kershi over 10 years ago and there can be no doubt this award winning comic is a born raconteur who always has an interesting and funny story to tell. So it is of no surprise that she has another hour of quality material ready for her audience this year too.
At the top of her show Ms Kershi warmed up the chuckle muscles prior to the substance which was how she has always been, up for a scrap, be it at brownies as a child, the French outlawing the burkini, the ban on Muslims entering the USA, being the keynote speaker at the Women’s March against Trump in London or even for her career, given her ethnic background.
She has a fund of stories about growing up, family members, travels and culture to entertain the late evening crowd with, plenty of laughs, a little audience involvement added to the proceedings.
I suppose the harrowing story towards the end of the set highlighted her battling qualities, she paints the scene so vividly with her words that one feels they are there, something that really showcase her talent. That and the extremely funny punchline.
Ms Kershi has stories to spare, with her smiling persona, the well written material and stage presence it is a very good way to spend an hour.
Reviewed by Geoff
The Stand’s New Town Theatre Studio
22.50 to 23.50