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Dan & Dan Live – The First Sign of Madness (Dan & Dan / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Comedy that works on YouTube can be difficult to translate to live performance. Especially when it involves two versions of the same comedian shown simultaneously. However, Dan (live), begrudgingly assisted by Dan (looming hologram-like on a screen alongside him), turn this obstacle into a virtue in this cleverly worked routine. Their banter, necessarily perfectly timed, is so wryly entertaining that in fact it steals the show from the YouTube songs the Dans perform. The Daily Mail song (1.6m views) is definitely a crowd pleaser, but the rest are gently amusing rather than laugh-out-loud funny, leaving the show slightly lacking in substance. Nonetheless, this duo are clearly one to watch in the real world as well as online.

The Canons’ Gait, until 24 Aug (not 13, 20), 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Richardson]