Punchy Satire From Pierre Novellie At Soho Theatre
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Classified as ‘white other’ and straddling both his UK and South African roots, satirist Pierre Novellie describes himself as ‘dropping between the sofa cushions’. And this gives him a unique outlook; he’s able to view the world through a slightly refreshing lens.
Novellie — probably best known as a The Mash Report correspondent — strikes the perfect balance between intellectual thoughtfulness and physical comedy, allaying any risk of the audience drifting off. This is the first gig we’ve seen in a while with so much audience engagement throughout.
From political observations — 'Brexit is getting so tedious. It’s like if a burglar broke into your home every day but never took anything’ — to news commentary. He’s so on the mark at times that some lines are a little uncomfortable to digest, particularly when he explores why politicians are able to get away with so much.
This is only a short run at the Soho Theatre, but we have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from Novellie in the mainstream soon.
Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE. Tickets from £13, until 6 April 2019.
Last Updated 04 April 2019