Comedy review: Loyiso Gola
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Loyiso Gola: The Professional Black! at Assembly George Square (Venue 3), reviewed by Jay Richardson
Faced with a well-meaning but tricky crowd, Loyiso Gola allows himself to get bogged down in meandering avenues of conversation that lead nowhere interesting.
In truth, the South African brings it on himself, opening with an inane routine about handing out flyers rather than more distinctive material about his “clicky” language, Xhosa.
There’s an amusing section in which Nelson Mandela is depicted flirting with death. But he has only half-baked theories about the likes of Oscar Pistorius and O J Simpson, and tedious, sweeping generalisations about Islam and black people.
MORE INFO: Loyiso Gola is at Assembly
Originally published in The Scotsman