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Alex And Alexis Should Not Be Friends (Alexander Oliver And Alexis Wieroniey / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Awkwardness seems to be the glue binding these two disparate comedians together. Differences abound; not only their backgrounds (he’s a student from Norfolk, she’s an American grown-up), but also their comedic styles. Alex specialises in long rambling anecdotes, whereas Alexis is more fast-paced and punchy. A funny and polished support act, allegedly “not friends with either of them”, introduced the set. All comics worked well together to produce an enjoyable lunchtime’s entertainment, full of hints and tips on how to avoid general life failure. I failed to spot either the absurdist or satirical genres that were advertised in the billing; but having induced paroxysms of laughter, it remains a show worth checking out.

The Dram House, until 24 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 1.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Isobel Steer]