Review: Standup with Saad Haroon

As far as comedy routines go, Saad Haroon has it down pat. He has a jovial face, an infectious laugh and a complete set of theatrics and musical numbers which makes his comedy routines very engaging. The one place he lacks, however, is a collection of jokes, with many being recycled over a number of routines, Saad Haroon is a must see, if you haven’t seen him before. After that, its just pretty much the same.

On friday night, he performed at IVSAA and i went expecting an hour of gag-inducing laughter. What i got was almost a yawn during the performance, since… well… i had seen it all before.

But all was not lost that night. The evening was saved thanks to the theatrics of Danish Ali, a fellow comedian who appears with Saad on their TV show, The Real News (TRN). He started off the routine with jokes and gags about weird school names, parking tonight BBQ tomorrow (a pun on BBQ Tonight) and the ever engaging mortien and their sadistic method of killing a cockroach over 90 days (it says on the back of their can, Kills for three months) where he had another fellow, Umair, perform improvisational acting of a cockroach who was on his way to a 90 day death.

Overall, the evening didn’t do too bad, and though i wouldn’t go see Saad Haroon again anytime soon (or unless he adds new stuff to his act), he did pull off two acts, Saads words of wisdom, which was both thought provoking and funny and Aliens landing in Desi Land, which was funny because of theatrics.

Images courtesy of Raja Islam

2 Comments so far

  1. Imran (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    Thanks for the update, especially since i missed this one due to some engagement.

    Laughter truly is the best medicine and god knows some of us need it; myself included i suppose! :)

  2. Dabby (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 2:08 am

    a great evening!

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