Stand Up Su­per­stars

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Fri­day, 8.30pm, Com­edy Danny Bhoy (real name Danni Chaudhry) is a half-In­dian, half-Scot­tish co­me­dian. At the be­gin­ning of this stand-up per­for­mance, filmed live in Mon­treal, he tells us he’s fine with that. ‘‘ It means that, un­like most Scots, I don’t get sun­burnt watch­ing fire­works,’’ he says. OK, I’ll steal no more gags but be­lieve me, Danny Bhoy has lots to spare. Un­like, say, Robin Wil­liams or Joan Rivers, Chaudhry doesn’t rely on raw manic en­ergy to score his touch­downs. He’s calm, even gen­tle, and there­fore his gags pack a de­li­cious wal­lop all their own. There’s a great se­quence about a room in an Aus­tralian mo­tel near Kakadu in which a gecko with per­son­al­ity stars. Like his Amer­i­can, Ger­man and Ital­ian ac­cents, Chaudhry’s Aussie twang as he does the ho­tel man­ager is spot on. Ap­par­ently the co­me­dian was in Aus­tralia a month be­fore he hit Canada. It shows. This rou­tine alone is worth the price of ad­mis­sion.

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