So there are three key things to know about Aditi Mittal: 1. she’s ranked as one of India’s top 10 stand-up comedians, 2. she’s HI-larious, 3. she’ll be in London in August, performing her show ‘Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say’. As the title suggests, the show is about the silence that’s often enforced on women’s issues. For example, period shaming – which she’s tackled brilliantly and very popularly here.
She’s no niche comedian though. Her woman-ness, as she is wont to remind, is incidental. Check out this on-the-money quote from a 2014 Ozy.com article: “It’s strange how the men in any profession are just professionals, but the women are women CEOs, women pilots, women astronauts. I’m a professional doing a job. When I wave a sanitary napkin in front of a crowd and make a joke, it is humor that about 50 percent of the world’s population should relate to. And yet, it’s a f**king genre. Will someone please explain why? If I was a Russian spy, that would be a genre, because not too many people know what it’s like to be a trained killer. But calling women’s humor my speciality … that’s just pathetic, you know?”
She’s awesome. Here she is talking about Indian ghosts.
When: Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 August 2016, 7.30pm
Where: Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
Tickets: £10 – £15
Website: Soho Theatre
Photos by Soho Theatre
Posted by SK on 6 August 2016