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Sammy J And Randy – Ricketts Lane (Brett Vincent For Get Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Take the surreal odd-couple comedy of ‘Spaced’, add the musical crime caper of ‘The Producers’, sprinkle with boisterous, profane gags, and imagine the whole thing cast by the Muppets – and you’re still not even close to the bizarre genius of ‘Ricketts Lane’. Sammy J is fast becoming a legend – a brilliantly self-assured performer whose every throwaway gesture is guaranteed to result in raucous rolling in the aisles. Randy, for that matter, is – well, the funniest and most foul-mouthed purple puppet at the Fringe. My only complaint is that ‘Ricketts Lane’ is nowhere near long enough – the scenes where the unlikely pair relax together, baking, inventing board games and singing songs, would keeping me laugh all night. A total triumph.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £11.50 – £14.00, fpp146.
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