Mo Amer and Guz Khan team up for a joint stand-up tour
- Brian Donaldson
- 29 March 2019
Split work-in-progress bill for US and UK comedy talents
What the comedy world needs less of right now are middle-class white men whining about their tough lives. Mo Amer and Guz Khan, then, are a refreshing pair on the live touring circuit, what with the former being a Kuwait-born American stand-up of much note, while the latter came straight out of Coventry to create the hit BBC Three show Man Like Mobeen. He's also part of new Netflix show Turn Up Charlie alongside Idris Elba, and will soon be in the updated 12-part (on Hulu) remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral, as dreamed up by Mindy Kaling.
A busy boy then, for sure, but all his attention for now is concentrated on the touring show with Amer which will reach Glasgow, with the duo spitting the bill with a work-in-progress stand-up set each. It might seem like an odd coupling for a full tour show, but Amer has dubbed Khan as 'the Pakistani version of me'.
There will be no shortage of relevant subject matter for them to get their teeth into, with Amer no doubt taking special aim at his current president while Khan might dip a satirical toe or two into the ever-chaotic world of Brexit Britain.
Òran Mór, Glasgow, Thu 4 Apr.