ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Kieran And The Joes: Teampowered (Kieran And The Joes)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

This entertaining and frivolous sketch show, masquerading as an informative and serious lifestyle seminar, promised to improve all audience members’ personalities beyond recognition in only 60 minutes. Our charismatic leaders proudly guaranteed that they would transform the meek and estranged into a polished team of confident winners without obstacles or bickering – but how wrong they were. The trio’s increasingly dysfunctional training exercises, featuring the least romantic marriage proposal imaginable and a birthday celebration that suddenly turned torturous, were consistently pleasurable to watch and participate in. Several provoked fits of laughter among my new-found colleagues, but, aside from a moment of brilliant confusion involving ‘Jurassic Park’ and the Second World War, there wasn’t an outstanding set-piece that merited a four-star review.

Just The Tonic at The Store, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 1.20pm (2.20pm), £7.00 – £8.50, fpp105.
tw rating 3/5