This original set of stand-up sees the loud and vivacious Israeli Daphna tempered by the gentle humour of Iran-born Peyvand, as the pair discuss native stereotypes and the possibility of nuclear war between their homelands. The start, however, had something of the unsteadiness of Bambi’s first steps, with a ten-minute diversion showing the ease with which they could be distracted. Eventually they righted themselves, however, and the show got progressively better (although some political knowledge is required in order to fully appreciate the material). Perhaps the back and forth between the two could be a little more lively, and the timings be a little more slick, but it has potential, and makes for a thought-provoking evening.
Laughing Horse @ The Jekyll and Hyde, 2-11 Aug, 9.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]