Thursday, September 21

Don Biswas – Gilded Balloon, Patter Hoose

Don Biswas embraced the audience with a relaxed attitude and demeanour, backed by revolution themed music. His knack for engaging with the crowd, put everyone at ease and created a relaxed atmosphere.

He is extremely quick-witted firing back at the audience with one-liners throughout.

He showed himself as a person with a considerate nature as he made sure every person in the audience had water; he was concerned we were all going to be too hot, a small gesture that speaks volumes.

His comedic material spanned diverse and sometimes controversial topics such as COVID and protests, all from a left-wing perspective. His exploration of themes like gender-neutral toilets and LGBT rights combined humour with insightful political commentary on these issues.

Audience involvement ran consistently, as Don regularly asked the audience about joining his “revolution.” We were all asked what we would bring and how we would help. Seamlessly transitioning, he navigated from conspiracy theories to open discussions on neurodivergence. The show ended with a clever monologue dissecting Britain’s politics of today.

Don’s stand-up approach was approachable and easy-going, revealing relatable anecdotes and political commentary. The show felt friendly and personal with a light-hearted ambiance, where Don’s delivery and content came together for a reaction of laughter and contemplation.

Reviewer: Stephanie Dunk

Reviewed: 11th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.