Kenyan Njambi Mcgrath delights with hilarious accounts of experiences of moving from Kenya to New York City to attend university and her experiences of race relations in America. The show is a delightful combination of light observational comedy and an exploration of more serious topics such as racial prejudice and FGM. Winner of NATYS 2019, Njambi was voted 1 of 5 top female comedians to watch by Fabulous Magazine 2012. ‘A show that deserves to be seen’ – Fringe Review
The delightful Njambi McGrath doesn’t shy away from the tricky questions in her 2019 show ‘Accidental Coconut’. A whistle-stop tour of African history, the show explores the juxtaposition of people mourning from the loss of former glory and those mourning how that former glory impacted on their lives ripping apart their innocence. In a time when the British public are re-examining who they are, it is poignant to see comedy that tackles the story and experience of coming from the other side of the empire.
South African ex-Lawyer Thenjiwe Moseley is well known for her YouTube skits and this special sees the Durban born comic bring her signature deadpan style of comedy to the London stage. Her show pokes fun at everything from her sex life, to Comic Relief, and her life in the UK married to a white English man. Expect a unique perspective peppered with political punchlines, great observations, and cutting one liners. Performing Arts graduate Thenjiwe did her first gig at Woking Theatre after quitting her job as a lawyer. Live in London is Thenjiwe’s debut stand-up show.
Njambi’s darkly comic, bittersweet ode to her abusive father is hard hitting comedy at its best. Spanning global topics like colonialism, the wealth divide, and Trump’s wall to the more intimate hilarity found within a family wedding, Njambi takes us on a rollercoaster that will make you laugh (and probably cry) at every turn.