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A+ UNDERACHIEVER

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Venue:Southside Social, 42 - 44 Buccleuch Street Edinburgh EH8 9LP
Phone: 0131 662 0974
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry)  
Room: Upstairs
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (60 min)
 
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“The comedy surprise discovery of this year’s Fringe”
★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au

“Goes for the jugular... a breath of fresh air from the usual japes” -TODAYonline

After a successful run at Adelaide Fringe 2016, award-winning Singaporean comedian Jinx Yeo (1st Runner-Up, Hong Kong International Comedy Festival 2011) makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut.

In “A+ UnderAchiever", Jinx spills the beans on his clumsy attempts to juggle Asian parental expectations with his unorthodox personal aspirations... and the real-world “sitcom” that ensues when he inevitably drops a few balls.

Jinx’s hard-hitting punchlines, effortless delivery, and clever material has made him a front-runner in Asia’s rising comedy scene. One of the most international comedians to come out of Singapore, Jinx has headlined comedy shows all over Asia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

Having performed in 16 countries (such as India, Australia, and Germany) on 3 continents, Jinx's comedy material is based on observations and experiences that are widely relatable - not just to Asians, but to audiences of other backgrounds and ethnicities as well. The international appeal of Jinx's comedy won him a Finalist position in the America Meet World Global Comedy Competition (2014).

Enjoy huge belly laughs with Jinx’s hilarious stories and sharp observations… born from intercourse between his strict conservative Asian upbringing, and anti-authoritarian Hippie influences from studying in America.

“Jinx is a disappointment” -Jinx’s parents

A+ Underachiever provides a comedic peek into the experiences of growing up in a traditional Asian family, in an increasingly Westernized world... from the first-ever Singaporean comedian to bring a solo hour-show to the Edinburgh Fringe.


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August 15, 2016  The Skinny
A smart but safe debut from Jinx Yeo
Jinx Yeo's A+ Underachiever centres on his traditional Chinese upbringing, and while much of the comedy is mined from the contrast between Western ideas and the strict and conservative values of his family, the themes resonate because it's a more universal than that. The hour is about those times when our best is not good enough.

There is insight in this show: once, after Yeo finally topped his class it was his father's body language, and not his words, that revealed a glimmer of paternal pride. His description of their relationship should strike a chord for anyone with a buttoned-up Dad.

Yeo's delivery is soft and relaxed, and he has more than enough material to fill the hour. The jokes sidle toward the predictable though; a misunderstanding that the teenage Yeo had with his mother about a condom leaves the structure of his material too visible. For someone who disappointed his parents through education, it'd be interesting to see Yeo play his debut a little less textbook. Nonetheless, there is much to enjoy here.

Jinx Yeo, A+ Underachiever, Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, until 28 Aug, 11.15pm, Free Click Here

February 23, 2016  AdelaideNow.com.au
Adelaide Fringe review 2016 -- Underachiever: Parental Judgement Day

★★★★

A Chinese guy with African lips, no hair and missing front teeth — who also does his own sound, lighting and introduction — Singaporean stand-up Jinx Yeo may just be the comedy surprise discovery of this year’s Fringe.

For despite his nerdy demeanour and strict disciplinarian upbringing, Yeo manages to pull totally unexpected puns, highly irreverent references and some very politically incorrect observations out of left field, if not from completely thin air.

Within the framework of the pressure Chinese parents put on their children to study hard — and his own family’s obvious disappointment at his career choice to become a comedian — Yeo cleverly uses his geek status to lull us into a false sense of security.

After milking his own physical shortcomings for all they are worth, he segues into witty routines about blood types, the advantages of compulsory female conscription, naming sexual fetishes after diseases and the history of British colonialism.

An audience comprised of both Asian students and Anglo-Australians of all ages laughed equally heartily and solidly throughout Yeo’s show, taking particular delight every time he crossed into the no-go zone.

In Singapore, he’d probably get four years’ prison for performing material like this — luckily here at the Fringe, he gets four stars instead.

PATRICK McDONALD
Chief Arts Writer Click Here

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