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Foil, Arms And Hog – Late Night Irish Sketch Comedy (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

This lively trio of Irishmen have considerable charm and enthusiasm, but this proves to be their downfall in many ways. They certainly played up to their Irishness at times, and this quickly became tiresome, considering how frequently it’s used by other comics to irritating levels of overkill. It would harsh to completely denigrate them however, as many of their sketches were uproarious, hysterical pieces of comedy. A sketch involving an aristocratic young woman was especially astute. Their writing is both intelligent and meticulous, and their interaction with the audience proved very successful. If they were to rely purely on their actual abilities, this show would be fantastic all the way through.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 10.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]