May 10, 2012 by Creative Sidekick - Freelance Creative and Multimedia Journalist
I had been looking forward to Anil Desai’s Night At The Movies ever since I first saw the NZ International Comedy Festival programme.
I am a huge movie fan and a huge live comedy fan so the idea of combining them both seemed genius to me.
Anil’s hour show is great for a movie fan as you will not only recognise the actors he impersonates but the classic movie lines he quotes too.
Anil’s love of cinema began at the age of 6 and has culminated in his adult life into this amazing talent of impersonating some of our favourite movie stars.
His impersonations are spot on, add to that the ability to switch seamlessly between them within anecdotal stand-up and you get this unique and entertaining show.
I loved his movie trailers which starred three of the heavy hitters of cinema; Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves, all expertly imitated and caricatured.
To read the full review please see our sister blog Keeping Up With The Grid!