Seen at Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the 8th of August, 2022
4 stars – God damn honest
James Nokise runs a brilliant and honest stand-up comedy. He is a kiwi and ironises about the perception of his New Zeland-Samoan identity abroad (and related episodes of racism). He loves making fun of his preacher father and has some very funny story about ‘f*cking’ Donald Trump.
Swirling from one episode to the next, the show gathers plenty of hilarious stories and jokes. Further into the performance, a noticeable number of mentions address the topic of mental health. This does not go to the detriment of the show in itself, as it virtually deepens the relationship between the actor and the audience, but it does partially harm its fitting into the stand-up comedy genre.
A show of great human value, where having some great laughter is as important as empathy and understanding.
This show happens in 2 venues:
4th to 12th August: The Counting House, The Attic – 28 West Nicholson Street, h. 16:30-17:30
17th to 28th August: The City Cafe, Nineties – 19 Blair Street, h. 16:30-17:30
Running time: 1 hour
Tickets and Info: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/god-damn-fancy-man