I would sum up London Hughes’ comedy show ‘To Catch a D*ck’ as ‘hilarious, empowering but definitely not one to watch next to your parents’.
An Edinburgh Fringe Festival show review
I would sum up London Hughes’ comedy show ‘To Catch a D*ck’ as ‘hilarious, empowering but definitely not one to watch next to your parents’. I made that mistake. My mum wouldn’t look me in the eye for the rest of the day. However, this sacrifice was definitely worth it!
London Hughes is unbelievably charismatic, radiating energy as she retells the craziest sex and dating stories. From men with foot-fetishes to presenting a porn channel, her stories will leave you crying with laughter.
Hughes effortlessly controls a space. She did not shy away from audience interaction, focusing her attention on the most awkward looking white men. Watching them squirm nervously was particularly refreshing and definitely added to my enjoyment of the show.
As feminist icons go, London Hughes is a goddess. She vibrantly reclaims women’s sexuality. This is particularly important for Black women, who are disproportionately objectified, exoticised and sexualised by the media. By openly and honestly discussing women’s pleasure, Hughes created a dialogue in which it is acceptable for women to want sex, talk about sex and to be presented as active and enthusiastic within these conversations.
Hughes accomplishments go far beyond making white men uncomfortable. She is the winner of the ‘Funny Women Awards’, has written for Radio 4, has launched her own Youtube comedy series and has many more extraordinary accomplishments.
To Catch A D*ck is a must see at the Fringe. It is selling out fast!! If it is sold out I recommend looking into London Hughes in general. She is brilliant.