Watching Dane Baptiste perform is like stepping inside the imagination of a cynical mastermind.

As an extension of last year’s Citizen Dane, Baptiste returns to the fringe with Reasonable Doubts, where he further ridicules British society and growing up, and mocks the politically correct.

Baptiste picks at life’s typical aggravations and exaggerates them to the point of the absolute absurd.

In this show about doubt, relatively newcomer Baptiste skims over taboo subjects like race and society with such a fresh perspective, it’s not hard to see why he is being praised as the next big thing.

Whilst good comedians follow the formulae of stereotypical stand-up, Dane Baptiste ignores it and makes up his own rules – if you want to see something genuine and exceptional this festival, Reasonable Doubts should be at the top of your list.

Words: Lucinda Ross

Dane Baptiste: Reasonable Doubts, Pleasance Courtyard, 7-31 August  (not 17), 7.15 pm

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