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Monsters: A History Of Villainy (Monsters / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

The audience is greeted with the caveat that this is a ‘comedy-lecture’, but unfortunately this show is neither funny nor informative. Shambolically ordered, the comedians lurch awkwardly around loosely structured points, bursting into ‘Eternal Flame’ for absolutely no reason. The lowest point is the excruciating rendition of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ with the ‘yous’ changed to ‘Jews’ and sung by Hitler. The only redeeming features are the pre-recorded musings of God, which are actually quite funny, and special guest Alex Chapman, who makes his case for Scooby Doo being a villainous enemy of personal enterprise. Unfortunately the majority of this show, which theoretically sounds quite good, turns out to be incoherent at best.

Finger’s Piano Bar, 6 – 27 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 5.30pm (6.30pm), free, fpp121.
tw rating 2/5