Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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Star of BBC Radio 4’s Chinese Comedian and co-host of E4’s The Hangover Games, Ken Cheng is back with a complete treatise on racism. Using racism he’s received from Twitter trolls as a jumping-off point, Ken explores racism in all its forms from the unique position of a British-born Chinese, ex-Cambridge mathematician dropout and professional poker player. From BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and BBC Three’s Top Tens. Dave Joke of the Fringe 2017 winner and one of The Guardian’s Best Edinburgh Shows 2018.

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Aditi 157 days ago

One of the BEST comedy shows I’ve seen in sometime. It was beautifully wrapped up and thoughtful. Deals with racism amazingly.

David Copley 159 days ago

Ken's show was not as strong or as funny as last year's one, though still worth going to see in one of my favourite venues.

Ben L 166 days ago

A very funny and tight set from Ken. I enjoyed the fact that there are periods of the show where he speaks freely about racism, not trying to be fully or laying-up call backs. Its a testament to his comfort as a comedian and story-teller. Would recommend to anyone who isn't from Shrewsbury or Maidenhead.

Cait Long 166 days ago

This show is very funny (mostly about racism, mostly having been directed at people of east asian origin, but also at people of colour and white folk - so something for everyone). It's quite gentle, not super-sweary/sexual and clever without being smug. Venue is intimate and there were loads of laughs. Felt very informal but was clearly pretty polished and thoughtful. And it's cheap.
Should be a mandatory part of the curriculum at the "LN school for racists"
5 stars.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 155 days ago

Ken Cheng has evolved in the last few years from a stiff, pernickety gagsmith to an accomplished storyteller with a wry, endearing sense of mischief. And it only took endemic racism to make it happen. That's not the whole truth of course. But Cheng can certainly correlate the quantity of...

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The List (4/5 stars) 155 days ago

A dry and deft analysis of racism on social media and on the streets...

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FringeReview 158 days ago

Edinburgh Fringe is awash with stand up shows. There are many acts, featuring fine comedians talking about their lives, telling about the difficulties they face in getting older and wiser. Few are tackling difficult and contentious subjects head on. One such comedian is Ken Chang. Ken is British Chinese, he...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 162 days ago

Ken Cheng joked on Twitter recently that he’s interested to see whether a 50 year-old white guy will rate his experiences of racism 3 or 4 stars. Although yours truly is not really any of those things, Cheng has definitely produced a 4 star show which deals masterfully, and gracefully,...

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