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23, Please: The Sketch Show That Never Was (Two Thirds Comedy)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

23 Please Ed2016

’23, Please’ is not quite a fantastical dream, but it’s close, as bizarre happenings start to unfurl, from Genghis Khan’s motivational speeches to croissant-based wordplay. There is serious promise in this Cambridge Footlights trio’s debut, the 23 sketches are snappy and many showcase a creative Python-esque surrealism. Enrico Hallworth in particular has great presence and timing, encompassing a slightly wacky, very classically British sense of humour, which proved popular with the show’s audience. “One to watch” is an overused phrase in comedy but, despite still being slightly immature and in need of a good edit, I truly believe ‘Two Thirds Comedy’ will develop into a Fringe stalwart.

C Nova, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Francesca Peschier]