Held in the chic attic of the Mash House, Bilal Zafar’s debut Fringe show, Cakes, is an instant success with ironically placed cakes on every chair. He is endearing, relaxed, and naturally funny. Zafar’s show is based on a Twitter battle instigated by his brother concerning a fictional, Muslim only, cake shop.

With such heavy content, how did Zafar keep everyone laughing? He did so by effortlessly explaining his point of view, building plenty of humour throughout. Unlike other comedians, Zafar does not deviate off his story and it was a technique that proved very successful.

His casual and matter of fact approach was the perfect tone needed for such an unbelievable Twitter troll. Zafar’s approach when faced with such discrimination on a personal level is not only hilarious but also admirable.

Words: Emily Phillips

Bilal Zafar: Cakes, Just The Tonic at The Mash House, Aug 10-28 (not 15), 3.40pm

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