Ahir Shah is one of comedy's brightest new talents, whose brand of sharp, satirical stand -up features a blend of socio-political awareness, energetic delivery, and jokes. He is also surprisingly thin. Ahir wants to believe in a future where democracy flourishes, technology liberates us from work, and we all get to rub our bellies in satisfaction at a job well done. However, he's also feeling powerless to enact change, alienated from his fellow lefties, and increasingly anxious about the state of the world after getting caught up in the Paris attacks. He's got a lot of concerns; fortunately, they're super funny. Combining questing polemic with hella sweet gags, MACHINES is a stand-up show about the uses and dangers of utopianism in a complex, fractured world. It contains an absolutely cracking joke about lizards.Performers Ahir Shah.