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Three To See 2012: Sketch shows

By | Published on Tuesday 24 July 2012

The Boom Jennies

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three sketch shows from the Fringe’s comedy programme.

The Boom Jennies: Mischief (pictured)
Okay, let’s kick off the sketch show section by forecasting some quality comedy courtesy of this bunch of very funny girls. ThreeWeeks reviewers love The Boom Jennies, and with good cause, so please add them to your must-see list. Especially you people who say things like “Oh, I don’t like women comedians” and “Yeah, but women just aren’t funny”. Yes you. I can see you. And hear you. Go and have your naughty preconceptions proved wrong.
The Boom Jennies: Mischief, Pleasance Dome, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 10.45pm, fpp49. www.theboomjennies.com

Oyster Eyes Presents… Some Rice
Another troupe that went down well with our team last year was Oyster Eyes, and they are back with what they describe as a “medley of some great sketches and some greater moments”. Definitely one for fans of polo-necks, if their publicity shot is anything to go by. Though, actually, I’m not sure you should go by the publicity shot at all. It’s actually a bit scary.
Oyster Eyes – Some Rice, Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 10.25pm, fpp139. www.oystereyes.com

Checkley and Bush’s Comedy Riot
Checkley and Bush also return to the Fringe this year, with a show that, according to the programme, will include “dark witty sketches, snappy banter and kick arse song parodies”. I am in particular looking forward to the song parodies. Back in 2010, our reviewer advised readers to “book tickets ASAP”, and I am happy to pressure you, on his behalf, to act on this. Yes, I accept that it was two years ago, but come on, they’ll probably have got funnier.
Checkley and Bush’s Comedy Riot!, Just the Tonic at The Caves, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 8.55pm. www.checkleyandbush.co.uk

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