reviews and recommendations

Kemah Bob: Bob and Buds

The venue of Kemah Bob’s show is at is one that is hard to find, Google maps sends you to the wrong spot, there’s no visible sign on the side of the street the application sends you to and I found at least one more person lost on their way there. Nevertheless, there was a full room for the show where the comedian does the beginning half with her material and then welcomes guests, her buds, who in this particular occasion were also funny buds.

Kemah’s material is flawless. She talks about being an American, a woman of colour, growing up in Texas and being queer, all while deconstructing the audience’s prejudice. And fear not, she is aware bias is not something that she’s immune to, and that is what, in my view, makes her show special.

The comedian is not delivering a lecture to a passive audience of listeners though, she’s doing a comedy show and she wants to bring everyone with her and there’s no better way for that to happen than to make them laugh. There’s a lot of laughter happening!

Guests at the show I’ve been to were Charlie George, a comedian in the circuit for only six months, but who appears to be doing it for way longer, and Amy Annette who has her show What Women Want at the Fringe as well.

★★★★

Kemah Bob: Bob and Buds is at Laughing Horse at Bar 50 at 19:15 until 26th August. For tickets and more information click here!

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