I am Not Malala

Sadia Azmat
Star rating: ***
The Space
Space Cabaret @ Venue 54
North Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1SD Where Royal Mile meets North Bridge
0131-510 2387. FREE (Donations welcome)

2-23 August 2014 @11.15a.m.

Under pressure. What is it like being a young Asian muslim woman who is not Malala? Malala Yousafzai  of course is the young Pakistani woman who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 and went on to campaign for human rights and education for girls in Pakistan. She was also nominated for the nobel peace prize.

Sadia Azmat is very funny in a show that tells stories from her upbringing and how her life is today, just being a regular girl going about her business, not trying to be a nobel prize winner! It was sharp and keenly portrayed and had the audience laughing away at the Asian family stereotypes she talked about. There’s a very good line about press coverage which neatly pinpointed the dichotomy between, for instance, wanting to be a successful stand up comedian and yet avoid the attendant publicity that would go with achieving that aim.

Sadia Azmat

Sadia Azmat

This was a pacey, well structured show, with plenty of funny gags, witty ad libs and friendly audience interaction. She was on for a good 45 minutes, but I could have watched Sadia for much longer.

I first saw Sadia three years ago in her call centre show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and this new show is evidence of the developing potential I saw back then.  As an Asian comedienne she occupies a fairly unique space on the comedy scene. She is good and I look forward to seeing much more from her in the years to come.

Review – Friday 8th August 2014

© Tiemo Talk of the Town

If you have seen this show, we’d love to read your opinion on it. Feel free to post your comments directly onto our blog.

Follow Tiemo on Twitter and sign up to receive the latest Tiemo Talk of the Town reviews and blogs.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Comedy Reviews 2014, Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to I am Not Malala

  1. Pingback: Shappi Khorsandi: Because I’m Shappi.. | tiemotalkofthetown

  2. Pingback: Top 10 Best Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 | tiemotalkofthetown

  3. Pingback: Malala Yousafzai Youngest Nobel Peace Winner | tiemotalkofthetown

  4. Pingback: Alchemdians Live Review | tiemotalkofthetown

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s