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Candy Gigi: profoundly unfunny

Tom Slater

Tom Slater
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If I Had a Rich Man, the new show from Candy Gigi, is, in a word, abysmal. The set up is that she’s looking for a Jewish man to appease her mother – played by Gigi by means of an afro wig, a smear of lipstick and a pair of saggy tits. The audience are roped in to play suitors or mime to songs from Fiddler on the Roof – that is, when they’re not having vegetables spat at them. This is sub-Bo’ Selecta! crudity with a lot of cheap foreskin jokes thrown in. It’s not offensive, it’s just awful – and profoundly unfunny.

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Tom Slater is deputy editor at spiked. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Slater_

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man is at Heroes @ The Hive until 28 August.

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