Giacinto Palmieri (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Giacinto Palmieri

This stilted performance was a pile of sweaty meatballs

Due to Palmieri’s comically strong Italian accent and the manic whirring of several fans, it was hard to determine precisely how funny this gentle narrative about nationality and language was or wasn’t. Respect to the man for his charm, and attempting to make us laugh in his non-native language, but this stilted performance was a pile of sweaty meatballs.

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Giacinto Palmieri is Trying to Be Italian

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When he saw a poster with the slogan 'Be Italian', Milan-born, London-based and Hackney Empire 2010 finalist, Giacinto Palmieri, decided to give it a try. Will he manage to do so? And why is he often mistaken for a character? Is it something to do with that hat? And can he also try to be British? Or tall? Or you? Is…