Sindhu Vee: Iguana Mum (3 stars)

This article is from 2017

Sindhu Vee: Iguana Mum

An enjoyably guilt-laden foray into unspeakable truths

Iguana Mum isn't really an iguana, nor is it the name of a weird parenting attitude like 'tiger mom'. Instead, Sindhu Vee is a comedian, a wife and a mother. After bemoaning how certain sources of comedy material are inapplicable to her life situation, she follows the old adage of 'write what you know', turning the focus to domestic matters.

Vee's Danish husband and their enduring marriage, as well as their three children, are fodder for her cynical worldview in which lying is necessary to happiness and children should respect, nay fear, their mothers. Her acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths are alarmingly persuasive. And her candour about her own culpability in times of marital strife only makes her seem more likeable.

An iguana does make an appearance, verbally rather than physically, and it's worth waiting for as Vee uses it to drive home a point about the dog-eat-dog nature of, well, nature. It's a brisk show, coming in at 40 minutes with not all of the material sticking to her theme but, overall, Vee offers a thoroughly enjoyable, if guilt-inducing, foray into some of the things we dare not say out loud.

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, until 27 Aug (not 14), 6pm, free.

Iguana Mum

  • 3 stars

Sindhu Vee / Free Fringe Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That's what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu Vee (Live from the BBC, BBC Radio, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled).The BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power struggles, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship – the key…