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Urban Turban – an amateur’s review

This evening was spent watching Urban Turban , an Evam’s production. We (a couple of friends –Aaarti, Nik & I) caught the act at 3:30pm Museum Theatre, Egmore. It has been quite a while since I saw a play. The last one was by Rebelz (happy Nautankey, Praddy & Prasad ? πŸ˜‰ did a wee bit of plugging :D)

Urban Turban is as the tag line says tall tales from the top of our heads. It was in stand-up comedy style. 3 people, 3 acts. TMK started his act first. It was about arranged marriage especially in the south Indian Brahmin society. The second part was by Shannon McDonnell giving a view of a westerner’s perspective of settling in Chennai comparing & contrasting life there & here. KK came in last. He went on about ovens, baking and endangered species .

One common thing I felt was that all their acts needed some pruning. Many of the jokes were repeated or stretched a bit too much. Exaggerations I totally understand can be a part of the show, Β but truly felt that Shannon’s sometimes tended to get a bit to that side. She could have done away with the clichΓ©d pictures of Chennai.

I must mention that I was impressed that they started the show on dot at 3:30! I like the way KK brought his pug on stage at the end (ok…I am dog lover! πŸ™‚ & she was soooo cute πŸ˜‰ )

Overall, I must just say that it was ok. It did not quite live up to expectations. I did have a few laughs. They did this for a good cause – Blue Cross.

This is the first ever time I have ever written a review. So please excuse me if I have made any mistakes! πŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Urban Turban – an amateur’s review

  1. Nice neat review!! πŸ™‚ You shd write more… definitely…..

    The show was good, but yes, they need to think on their feet more, get more impromptu, and interact with the audience more.. esp if they want to do stand up comedy!! and yes, felt Shannon was a bit too much, got kinda boring.. more like an oratorical competition… generally talking about her experience… πŸ™‚

    yepp.. loved the PUG… adorable little girl she is…!!

    Shall drag u to more plays…. and u shd promise to Behave! buhahahahaha[hope someone is reading this]

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