Nick Mohammed may be a ‘character comedian’ but he is also one of the worst things there is at the Fringe. Unusual as word of mouth on Mohammed has been glowing to say the least but this is one of the longest, unfunny hours of this reviewer’s life. I only applauded at the end because the man sitting next to me chose not too.
Launching into a host of characters, such a the spoilt, posh student, the hairdresser and the odd man interviewing a potential new worker they are random characters only interlinked in one way, none of them are especially funny.
To be fair he crams a lot into his hour, squeezing in countless sketches and involving the audience as much as possible. The spoilt student does get a few giggles as she discusses her friends, lesbian Vicky and Anna with the violin but the sketches rarely go anywhere and never get a single belly laugh.
While the student is the highlight, the lowlight is the man interviewing a new client, its starts off unfunny but goes on for so long it becomes almost painful to watch.
The climax involving a volunteer trying to guess someone’s pin number is equally as tedious and had many an audience member longingly staring at the exit door.
Packed full of silly characters, this will appeal to those who like their comedy disposable, but for those hoping for some brains behind the humor will be woefully disappointed.