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Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised (Racing Minds)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

About 45 minutes into the show, I realised with astonishment that everything – plot, characters, events – had all sprung from a few random audience suggestions. This is normal for long-form improvisation; less normal was the sublime pacing, the flow, and the fact that despite its surrealism, it was enormously convincing. Never in my life have I witnessed a funnier live comedy show. The lads more than live up to their chief influences (Python and ‘The League of Gentlemen’), but bring an original sensibility to the ‘material’, and their wit and interplay are astounding. The keyboardist doesn’t miss a single cue, the humour would be wickedly intelligent even if it weren’t off-the-cuff, and the jokes are consistently hilarious. Unmissable.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 11.30am.
tw rating 5/5 | [Arjun Sajip]