From the outset we see a charismatic McGrath in a hip, red jump suit. She delivers a comical look at where we are at with the relationship between Kenya and the UK.
Daring and exciting, she manages at one point to top her own punchline. We see some fabulous comic timing. And a dig at the powers that be in western society, and particularly at the current British Government.
Let’s not pretend Njambi isn’t highly politicised in her work. She is. I’d like to have been amongst the audience the previous nightwhen the Glasgow crowd was in.
Comedy in part, thrives on daring to risk how close we can get to taboo, and McGrath certainly takes us to the edge of the precipice.
And she had her audience suitably entertained, and at times drew out the slightly disapproving groan of “DId you really go there?” And yes she did go there and tackle issues of political correctness.
However there is a sense that she is slightly nervous about reactions she might receive.
There is always a danger that this kind of subject for stand up could end up in some kind of heated debate.
But let’s not forget it is stand up comedy. And no matter what our personal belief system, it is there to make us laugh.
Perhaps Njambi will take her craft to the next stage, and deliver that “I don’t give a fuck ” attitude.