Joleed Farah – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Somalian Muslim Joleed Farah is relatively inexperienced, but although inconsistent, there are some promising ideas in his low-key set.

If anything, he’s too quiet, and could do with injecting some life into the delivery to bolster some of the more mundane material about STDs and oral sex. As you might expect, he also tries to upturn some of the stereotypes associated with his ethnicity, from minicab drivers to terrorism, with mixed results.

He comes into his own with an enjoyable and insightful routine about the image that relentless Comic Relief-style campaigning paints of his entire home continent, and a smattering of sharp original lines elsewhere suggest an act with a future.

Review date: 16 Mar 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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