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Bench Bites (Jam Sponge Comedy / Free Festival)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Football or not, the show must go on. Despite the raucous shouts from upstairs, Jam Sponge Comedy pulled off a very tight and entertaining sketch show. ‘Bench Bites’ has a simple premise, looking at a series of interactions on a single park bench. From a ukulele-playing stalker with some brilliant songs, to a brilliant old couple arguing about pigeons, there some great characters. The young group display good comic timing and clever characterisation – they clearly enjoy people watching. Using theatrical influences, it had an interesting subtext, though you’ll have to consider it afterwards as it whizzes by so quickly. Exhaustingly energetic throughout, it’s hard to leave without a smile on your face.

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, until 25 Aug (not 19), 8.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christopher Spring]