“By not focussing on the obvious racial stereotypes, he wins over the entire audience. His happy, positive personality leaves them feeling uplifted, energised and privileged to have had An Audience with Imran Yusuf.”

Chortle ★★★★★

“Imran Yusuf’s show heralds the birth of a new comedy star. Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny it’s a glorious debut.”

Time Out ★★★★

“Imran Yusuf has to be one of the most captivating, energetic, and animated stand up comedians I’ve ever seen. His act is at a mile a minute, and he doesn’t let off for any of it.”

The New Current ★★★★★

“He’s a very animated performer and a young man in a hurry; there is no doubting his talent.”

The Arts Desk ★★★★

“Imran Yusuf’s show is an hour of cheek and charm that takes us briskly through the Asian comic’s early life, through to his life in Britain as a Muslim.”

The Independent ★★★★

“He would be broadly described as ‘political comedy’, but he in fact comes across not as political but as deeply human. It is his very rejection of such boxes that make him so remarkable. Add to this a tremendous physicality and a joyful glint in his eye, and it’s easy to see why I came out of the show somewhat in love with him.”

The Skinny ★★★★

“Imran Yusuf is an immensely likeable comedian with a cheerful, confident delivery. His material manages to be friendly and accessible and at the same time thought-provoking – about Americans and suffering anti-English prejudice, about cultural identity and personal insecurity, depression and redemption, religion and the BNP.”

Review by By Kate Copstick

The Scotsman

“Imran Yusuf must be the hardest-working comedian in Edinburgh.”

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