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For a lesser performer, multiple technical failures would spell disaster. But rising-star Winnipeg comedian Anjali Sandhu is so charming — and, more importantly, so funny on her feet — she handily saved her show.
"I’m Hindu. I’m supposed to believe in karma. And now I do," she quipped.
During an otherwise tight 30 minutes, Sandhu pulled funny anecdotes from her childhood — such as having to learn Bharatanatyam when all she wanted was to do was learn ballet — while also delivering incisive (and hilarious) commentary on racism, stereotypes and identity. Her jokes are fresh and bold, and she pulls zero punches — especially where her racist grandma is concerned.
By the time the audio-visuals did finally work, it was obvious she doesn’t really need them; she’s funny enough on her own, and she already had the audience captive.
Keep an eye on this young woman. She’s destined to play big rooms. ★★★★
— Jen Zoratti
From the Fringe program:
I'm not Taylor Swift. I'm just a girl doing stand-up for an audience, asking them to tell me whether my body type is hourglass or pear so I can adjust my self-esteem accordingly. (I spent $1500 on my costume so for the love of God, please come!)
"Stellar stand-up shows a fresh comedy voice"
- Winnipeg Free Press
"Off-the-wall Sandhu charmed the audience with irreverent reflections"
- Winnipeg Free Press
"She's okay, but you know who's really hilarious! That Irish guy, what's his name? Craig Ferguson!"
- Anjali's mom
Show Length: 30 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 – 7:15 PM
Sat, Jul 21, 2018 – 11:30 PM
Sun, Jul 22, 2018 – 1:15 PM
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 – 9:45 PM
Tue, Jul 24, 2018 – 5:00 PM
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 – 6:45 PM
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 – 4:45 PM
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 – 10:00 PM
Updated on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:10 PM CDT: Adds review
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