FRINGE 18 | The Fun Talker

Last night we had the opportunity to hear the first non-diplomatic Tanzanian to enter Vietnam – Ally Baharoon performs his debut show at the Auckland Fringe Festival, and also has a stammer.

The Fun Talker is a trip down memory lane, taking you deep into Ally’s memoirs, growing up and wrestling with his stammer for over 20 years. The well-traveled explorer shared humorous stories of how his speech impediment has hindered his social development, job opportunities, and personal life.

Ally is engaging, entertaining and enigmatic. Not only did the show bring awareness of how the inner-mind of a speech impediment sufferer works, but also Ally’s personal journey coming to terms with his stammer.

As he mentioned in the show, there are very few performers with speech impediments, and the best way to combat the stigma is to showcase his comedic traffic. Ally has spent time perfecting the art and doesn’t let his stammer stop him putting on a good show.

Catch Ally Baharoon in The Fun Talker 1-4 March at Artworks Theatre on Waiheke Island. Buy tickets here.

We had a chat to Ally before Fringe, read what he had to say.