3-4-5 :: Reviewd
3 Comedians… 4 Nights… 5 Shows!
To say that the night was funny would be an understatement. It was beyond hilarious! For a distinctive change, Islamabad seemed well alive and vibrant in the dead of the cold Sunday night.
Thanks to Natasha in the management, we managed to secure some of the last seats available on the guest list and went around 8 to get the tickets. The show was due to start in an hour and the place seemed completely deserted so we decided to grab a bite at the (finally opened) Gun Smoke Takery! The quality was superb and we had fun with the peanuts (nothing corny I assure you) while we waited for our order. I shall blabber more about the Takery experience later on in another post. So anyways, we made our way back to Planet X around 8:50 pm and the place seemed to be swelling up by the minute. The crowd was mostly young guys and girls along with a few diplomats as well. Ah Islamabad had stayed up late for the show after all !
The show started around 9:30 pm with Saad taking the stage to introduce the troupe and all the formalities. He also forewarned that there might be mature and explicit content during the act so any one who is not comfortable can leave and their money shall be refunded. No one left and that did not come as a surprise to any one!
First up was Sami Shah himself. Now this is not the first time that I have had the pleasure of sitting in his show and he did not let us down yet again. Original, fresh, funny, and ahem… a bit mature content as well made a complete package. He was having a little bit of trouble with his voice due to the sore throat but that did not stop him from bringing about the brilliance and wit that he is known for all around.
The claps and the whistles had not died down when Saad took the stage again for his act. This guy, in my opinion, stole the show! I mean, Sami is good… he is brilliant but where Sami has the lines and the words, Saad has them as well as the body languauge. The dude was hilarious and he had us laughing like hell the minute he would open his mouth. The seemingly steamy love story between ‘mushy’ (Gen. Musharraf) and ‘Sohni ya’ (Sonia Gandhi) was only one of the endless list of gimmicks he had up his sleeve. Natasha later came on-stage to assist Saad with her guitar as he sang two hilarous songs, one of which also guest starred Sami Shah.
The third and final act was Danish. An Islamabadi boy, he was greeted with huge applause and lots of shrieks. The guy was good, though he still needs a bit of polishing compared to the likes of Sami and Saad. Nevertheless, he made a brilliant end to the evening and his quip about Lahori girls being the most beautiful but not ‘quite intelligent’ was funny as hell. He has the potential to do big and I’m sure he will.
The night ended on a good note and we were all handed an FM 89 key chain as give away goodies at the exit doors. If you missed the show, I assure you, you missed one hell of a night because the quality that these folks brought had to be seen and heard to be appreciated!
Thanks to the management, Planet X, Sami, Saad, Danish, and to FM 89 for bringing about a brilliant show. Hope we’ll see them all soon again!