Nish Kumar – Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity
In an almost dizzying display of rapid-fire mental agility he skips through subjects – racism to insomnia, Google to how we form our opinions – with effortless brilliance. The underpinning theme, however, is the wonderfully contradictory nature of his own personality. Kumar is ‘principled but cowardly’, an overly self-confident egotist who suffers from ‘weapons-grade pessimism’ – he’s an over-thinking insecure insomniac with delusions of genius.
This is a truly impressive piece of stand-up from a comic in full control of his material and onstage persona. I came out of the show on a genuine high and, for some reason, with the words of the A Team’s Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith running through my mind: ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’
‘Nish Kumar – Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity’ is at the Pleasance Courtyard, 7.15pm