Sachin Kumarendran: Deceit


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Sachin's much-anticipated debut hour recounts how his outlandish lies – including pretending to own a mansion and attempts to pass himself off as six feet tall – got him all the way to a coveted BBC One prime-time TV slot, but also nearly led to him being marooned on a desert island. Runner-up: Best Show in Nottingham Comedy Festival's Late Stage Award; Finalist: Manford's New Act of the Year; Finalist: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the year; BBC New Comedy Award Shortlist; Comedy Writer for the Labour Party's 2017 General Election Campaign.

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Shelley 31 days ago

Sachin is definitely one to watch. He has a good rapport with the audience and is very sensitive to the atmosphere in the room.
Laugh out loud moments aplenty. Go and see this up and coming comedian.

Four Stars from me 38 days ago

A hilarious and laugh out loud set from a very funny and likable comedian.

Sachin has great stage presence and storytelling abilities...and the his jokes are pretty clever. It's the kind of comedy where if you're not paying attention you miss some pretty funny hidden gags (no spoilers).

Sachin is definitely one to watch and I'd recommend that Fringe goers add his show to things worth seeing this year at the Fringe.

Eleanor Senior 39 days ago

Really fun set. Sachin knew how to work a room and had a lot of laughs. Would definitely see his show again!

Hugh Wignall 39 days ago

Was good fun, very witty and worked the crowd really well

Barty Rummsley 39 days ago

A sharp, creative and, above all, very funny show. Definitely worth your time.

Jack Doherty 39 days ago

Original and witty comic who doesn’t fall into the usual fringe traps. Constantly took us by surprise and had us in stitches. Check out Sachin while you can!

Rabiah Coon 39 days ago

I enjoyed the traveling Sachin's road of Deceit including a peek into his life a few years ago. In comedy, it is never easy to know what is and isn't true and even hard to know when the question presents itself in a show. He's likeable, he's funny and he's self-aware making the audience part of the joke but letting them in on the joke too. It's a fun hour to spend!

David Ayland 39 days ago

Witty and incisive meta comedy and anecdotes from a comedian who refuses to be put in a box.
Do yourself a favour and go see Sachin.

Highs and highers 39 days ago

The mixture of self depreciating humour, astute observations and witty criticisms means that Deceit has got something for everyone.

Definitely worth a visit, one of the better polished shows at Edinburgh I've seen

Disgruntled 49 days ago

One star for hugely misleading listing which told me I was going to get a sharp, incisive story of the perils of ego and ambition. Walked out aft half an hour.

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Entertainment Now (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

You’re thoroughly entertained.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

Sachin Kumarendran’s earnest descriptions of pure vulgarity make for a side-splitting Edinburgh Fringe debut

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