FRINGE 2019: Neel Kolhatkar – Live – 3.5K

By Anthony Nguyen

With over 1.2 million followers across social media, Sydney-based Neel Kolhatkar is experienced in the Australia comedy circuit having made a name for himself through his popular Youtube channel and years of comedy shows. After a big year highlighting his comedic talent on TV, Kolhatkar returns to Adelaide and steps back on stage with his live stand-up comedy show for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.

Kolhatkar is a brash comedian and his humour stems from his experience being a short man from an Indian cultural background. He effortlessly delivers his confrontational and uncensored comedy style with quips spanning topics over his experiences as an Indian man, his past relationships, and changing gender roles in Australian society and culture. Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended, Kolhatkar’s cynical persona and tongue-in-cheek humour will often push the boundary of what you can consider comedy.

Though some jokes pushed a bit too far and did not always land with the audience, Kolhatkar works off the individual interactions with audience members very well and cleverly plays off the crowd’s response. By adopting a desensitized mind, Neel’s crude comedy will open you up areas of comedy that will leave you uncomfortably laughing at the shock of it.

Situated at the Rhino RoomNeel Kolhatkar runs his comedy show as a part of 2019 Adelaide Fringe every night until the 16th of March. On the off-chance you do miss his show this year, you can always easily see more of his hilarious videos on his Youtube comedy channel.

Kryztoff Rating: 3.5K

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