ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Gangsters Of Laugh – Free (Rik Carranza, Gareth Waugh, Paul Cronin)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

How can you describe a comedy show that both denounces and includes an “and then I raped him” joke? With a loose allegory. A mish-mash of styles mean the overall effect was reminiscent of Goldilocks’ quandary, sadly without the ‘just right’ that completes the story arc. Gareth Waugh was confident on-stage; never once asking the audience to hold his hand, he delivered some genuinely ticklish anecdotes, unfortunately interspersed with some muddled attempts. Rik Carranza was excellent at first, but became dull after the initial few minutes. Paul Cronin underwhelmed with some uncomfortable one-liners (the audience were divided; some people groaned, while some only winced). Unpolished porridge from all three bears, with the all-too-occasional bit of honey mixed in.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 16 – 28 Aug (not 22), 7.30pm (8.30pm), free, fpp81.
tw rating 2/5