If stand-up comedy is your thing, then impressionist Anil Desai is the man this week. One of UK's funny guys, Desai is known for his hilarious interactive 'how to impersonate…' acts — 'teaching' the audience how to speak and behave like actors Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, cartoon character Homer Simpson, political leader Nelson Mandela… and the best part is that he can mimic over 50 famous faces.
Desai has acted in various TV serials including BBC's Goodness Gracious Me and Doctors and is on his first international tour this year, making a four-city stop in India this month. Watch out for his original characters 'Rajesh — Bollywood Lounge Singer' and 'Candice the Fluffer Girl'.
Performance in Delhi on October 13. For details, call 9886019000
Poetry for Palestine
Historically, Delhi has had a special relationship with poetry. To this day, Delhi continues this love affair, even if it's now more about readings, and less about playing muse anymore. This evening, alternative bookstore Yodakin in Haus Khaz Village will host an evening of poetry dedicated to Palestine, called Ulje Safed Kabootar by members of Jan Natya Manch.
The evening will feature dramatic readings of works on Palestine by poets like Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani along with a visual essay by filmmaker Sherna Dastur.
On October 9 at 7.00 pm, Yodakin. For details call 26536283