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The Leeds Tealights: Animals With Jobs (Leeds Tealights)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Like the elusive needle in a haystack, a good sketch show is hard to find; ‘Animals With Jobs’ is excellent. In an hour of tightly-packed jokes, the laughs just keep coming as sketch after sketch hits the mark. From a board of executives to a medal-winning schoolboy, the characters and their situations get more and more ridiculous and the jokes funnier and funnier; a highlight is the recurring sketch about ‘Groundhog Day’. There are a couple of lulls and a bit too much emphasis on bringing old jokes back, especially towards the end, but these are just minor niggles in an otherwise excellent show. In a few years they’ll be packing out the bigger venues, so see them here while you still can.

Just The Tonic at The Store, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp109.
tw rating 4/5