Kai Samra: Underclass

Comedy (stand-up)

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Description

Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour. Join Kai as he hilariously dissects life as a young, working class, British Asian in the 21st Century – from police stop-and-searches to a complete lack of options at fancy dress parties. He reflects on personal stories of homelessness, the gentrification of the arts and the rise of right-wing politics in his home town. As seen/heard on ITV2, BBC Three, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 4’s Sketchtopia. ‘Slick and confident… A strong comic voice that tangentially addresses big issues' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk).

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catrina arbuckle 43 days ago

Amazing show! I didn't know anything about Kai and was totally blown away.


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The List (4/5 stars) 23 days ago

A tough and emotional debut hour that still finds room for laughs...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 28 days ago

Kai Samra debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe with a beautifully paced exploration of the U.K. today touching on topics from knife crime and the cookie monster to Tommy Robinson and Dale Winton’s tan.Completely...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 31 days ago

Kai Samra says he’s not a political stand-up. But as a voice still rarely heard in comedy, as a young Asian man from a very tough background, he cannot help but be one. ...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

Kai Samra seeks to hold up a lens at comedy and its lack of representation, but also to turn the pain and difficulties in his life into something special and funny. When your subject matter deals with homelessness, far-right politics and racism in the UK, this is no mean feat....

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

Is standup the perfect meritocracy? That’s the story it tells itself, of a profession accessible to everyone, free of the elitism and barriers to entry that bedevil so-called high culture. Kai Samra has mixed feelings about that. As he chronicles in his show Underclass, comedy threw him a lifeline when...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

“Are you happy?” It’s an oddly intimate question to ask anyone, but Kai Samra put it to a particularly prickly customer, on camera a few years back: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson. Their enlightening exchange could be a headline-grabbing draw for Underclass, but it says much for this hugely impressive...

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