ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

The Unexpected Items Are On It, In The Zone, Off The Hook And Down With The Kids (Unexpected Items)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Returning to Fringe for the second time since their YouTube hit, ‘The Unexpected Items’ continue to deliver fresh and topical material. From hipsters with broad-rimmed glasses to grandfathers reading bedtime stories, no audience member is safe from feeling slightly targeted by these sketches. But the charming troupe make the audience comfortable laughing at themselves by keeping up an extremely fast pace, where the ratio of set-up to payoff is more than generous. A few predictable ejaculation jokes held the show back, but the group’s musical talent more than compensated. The show is an accurate and contemporary social commentary, and more importantly, defs a show for peeps who like abbrevs.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug, 4.30pm (5.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp162.
tw rating 4/5