Last week, Sarah Kendall called her audience the c-word then told us about a hamster with organ failure. We may have just discovered our new favourite comic.
Until now, award-winning comic Sarah Kendall was relatively unknown to us – but after watching her perform her smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe show at Soho Theatre, we’ve absolutely no idea how.
Her show is called ‘One-Seventeen’. It’s an eclectic mix of connected short stories: a family in crisis waiting to see Halley’s Comet and an astronaut re-entering the atmosphere, to recall a couple. It’s about a number, and all the people contained inside it – perfectly connected like the neatest of jigsaws through a bunch of heartwarming stories that brought a tear to our eye.
So expertly, Sarah combines comedy and tragedy in equal measure – it’s what made the show so powerful – and memorable – for us. And it’s totally unsurprising that Sarah Kendall has been a total Fringe sellout the past few years.
Sarah’s London stint was just the start of her undertaking a whirlwind tour of the country – on 12 dates, so why not take a trip out of the city to catch her in Norwich, Coventry, York, Richmond, Bradford, Birmingham, Brighton, Canterbury, Reading, Colchester, Swindon or Winchester?
(We’d travel pretty far just to hear the hamster story again.)
Photo credit: Rosalind Furlong