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Late Night Gimp Fight! (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Do you find the word “gimp” inherently amusing? If so, you will love this depraved and scatological comedy show with every fibre of your twisted being. As I was exposed to taboo sketches about abortion, bestiality and cannibalism – and that’s just the beginning of the alphabet – I quickly learned to expect the unexpected punchline, which dissipated the shock-waves of every macabre conclusion. Paradoxically, their enjoyable but less than knock-out performance would have been far more controversial and unpredictable if they’d included several innocent palate-cleansers to rejuvenate such frequently repetitive proceedings. Most likely, you will snigger mischievously during the first twenty minutes, lose the battle against your increasingly guilty conscience before half time, then feel ashamed of yourself for the remainder.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 20), 10.30pm (11.30pm), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp107.
tw rating 3/5