Review: Sindhu Vee: Sandhog at Pleasance Courtyard
3★★★

Sindhu Vee’s comedy career ranges from radio to TV panel shows and podcasts and she’s been performing stand-up since 2012 so this year there’s been plenty of buzz as she pits herself against her comedy contemporaries to battle the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time.

In her debut hour, Vee offers up amusing observations on family and marriage – and with twenty years of marriage and three children under her belt, she’s a veteran in both subjects. Sharing insights into her own marriage and titbits of advice on how to ‘win’ in a relationship, some might judge her for her approach to parenting and marriage but Vee is confident and self-deprecating in her delivery. The singletons in the crowd will be able to find some humorous moments, but the heavily family-based content does make it most relatable to those who are wedlocked, with children and heading for middle age.

In Vee’s own words, this show is not edgy, so if you’re looking for hard-hitting comedy, Sandhog probably isn’t the one for you. While the mostly mild content is well structured and entertaining, it’s a shame she doesn’t give in to her edgy side more, as some of her funniest jokes are the odd crude and risky ones that are dropped in sporadically. The hour suffers from some less than streamlined moments, however it’s early in the run and Vee is more than capable of ironing these out. Sandhog already boasts some quality laughs, and an extra dose of refinement would really elevate it as a whole.

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog, Pleasance Courtyard, 5-26 Aug, 4.30pm

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