Muju Crew launched a barrage of comedy sketches last night with most hitting the target.
Folk with Muslim and Jewish backgrounds join forces to explore and take-the-piss out of Islamaphobia and Anti-Semitism.
Expectations of typical stereotypes are boldly met with no apologies.
Such as, the Jihadi bride who breaks into song with a version of ‘Let It Go’ from family favourite ‘Frozen’, when she meets her ‘IS’ soul mate.
We see an actor who is asked to blow himself up during a suicide bomber audition. Fasting is taken beyond faith with a new fitness-craze infomercial; the Ramadan workout plan.
Brent Cross shopping centre gets a Gaza strip check point.
For the most part, these quick-fire sketches worked well, although the sheer volume meant there were one dud too many.
The Highlight came from the role-reversal, Pakistani-female-movement, where a woman played by Amina Zia, introduces us to her 4 husbands. Each competing for her attention, leaving the one she met on Twitter in tears as she inserts her hand inside husband no. 2 (he’s a puppet). Ordering her husbands to cover up and culminating in an orgy of foot massages.
Closely followed by a female muslim rapper from Kensal Rise, sharing well delivered intimate raps about her relationship with boyfriend Jamal. The lethargic dance moves had the audience in hysterics.
The Muju Crew make a brilliant reference to when the Tricycle made the headlines for deciding not to host the UK Jewish Film Festival.
The Jewish & Muslim spectrum of stereotypes are boldly and hilariously tackled but the sketch appears unbalanced and focuses more on the Mu than the Ju.
Dates: Mon 27 Jul – Sun 2 Aug, 2015
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