ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

88MPH (Rogue Lounge)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Rogue Lounge have some great ideas for sketches. What if Superman was Welsh? What if a gay Dr Who landed in Narnia? What if God and Richard Dawkins had a fight? Unfortunately, the writing isn’t good enough to properly develop these ideas. Promising sketches frequently fall flat due to a basic lack of funny jokes, and too often they seem to think that putting on a regional accent is an acceptable substitute for actual material. They also have a habit of throwing in rather dated cultural references: do we really need more ‘Lord Of The Rings’ sketches? They have their occasional moments though, and show themselves to be competent performers, albeit without a great act to perform.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 11.40pm (12.40am), £7.50, fpp70.
tw rating 2/5