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Quiz In My Pants (Nicola Bolsover / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

A clever experiment which pays off, this show takes the tired format of a TV quiz show and injects new life and joy into it by presenting it live on stage. A lot of effort has gone into examining what works and what doesn’t when appropriating familiar tropes from the studio set and letting them loose on a free-range audience. The host is quick to discard any redundant aspects, dropping the conceit of a ‘Mock The Week’ style improv round and just asking the stand-ups to do a tight, funny five minutes. This forthright approach made the rest of the show more spontaneous, and definitely funnier than any quiz show you’ll see from your sofa.

Cabaret Voltaire, until 24 Aug, 3.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joe Abel]