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Brown And Corley – Born In The 80s

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Ever wanted to hear Abe Lincoln tell the story of the time he impregnated a sea-monster? Felt it was a scandal that the history books ignored the tale of his Manhattan-based biscuit factory? If so, you will completely love this show. ‘Born in the 80s’ is an association of bizarre sketches, with subjects ranging from abusing Alexa Chung to a man terrifying a woman in the woods by shouting at her. While perhaps a bit too much of a pattern emerges, their material is funny; although, as they are carried along by their enthusiastic stage-presence, many sketches are reprised several times: it would be fine over the course of a television series, but to do so during a 50-minute show hints at a lack of material.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug, 7.25pm (8.15pm), £7.50, fpp52.
tw rating 3/5