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Guilt & Shame – Addicted To Everything (Guilt & Shame)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

“Here’s your name tag, please fill from the front.” Words to strike fear into any audience’s heart, but ‘Guilt & Shame’ is worth the terror. Dark, two-man sketch comedy, this show combines song, sex and lots of swearing. On the edge of acceptability, this set isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste, but there are plenty of laughs to be had – the gloriously un-PC American God is the stand out moment – and the sketches are funny as well as shocking. The mind reading phone gimmick doesn’t really work – it seems like they want an improv feel without actually improvising – but, this aside, ‘Guilt & Shame’ is a great sketch show that’s not afraid of the dark.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 10.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]