Anil Desai (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Anil Desai

Fantastic audience rapport and likeable charm, but unchallenging

The comedian himself admits that this is a ‘best of’ show to celebrate his tenth Fringe, combining everything he enjoys most: stand-up, character comedy, impressions and music. He has an easy, likeable charm with a fantastic audience rapport, and there’s a steady stream of jokes. It’s just a shame that in seeming so eager to please, he doesn’t try more challenging material.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 18 Aug, 7.45pm, £10–£12 (£9–£11).

Anil Desai …

  • 3 stars

Anil Desai is … an impressionist, a stand up, a story teller, a character comedian, an improviser, an actor, left-handed, single, a Capricorn, philosophical, sincere, enthusiastic, an optimist, an outsider and more. Featuring a mixture of Anil's own characters including Rajesh Bollywood, Candice the fluffer girl and…

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