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Four Screws Loose Present ‘Screwed-Over-Again!’ (Four Screws Loose / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Twenty minutes before the start of ‘Screwed-Over-Again!’, the queue stretches into the street and a harassed barman is turning people away. Sketch troupe Four Screws Loose have already made their mark on the Fringe and it’s soon obvious why: this show is hilarious. From teenagers nonplussed by the Second Coming, to reality TV wannabes, the four comics mock modern life with such infectious joy that it’s impossible not to be swept along. The odd sketch misses the mark – do we need more jokes about ‘Made in Chelsea’ types who converse in text-speak acronyms? – but really, this is sketch comedy as it should be done. Go and see it – just make sure you get there early.

Bannermans, 7 – 26 Aug (not 13, 20), 4.15pm (5.10pm), free, fpp77.
tw rating 4/5