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Thunderbards (Thunderbards Comedy)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

With a name like Thunderbards I was expecting something forceful, emphatic, poetic, even; this seemed likely as we were told straight away the show would be performed in iambic pentameter. Sadly, this was the first – but not the last – unfunny joke peppering a disappointingly average sketch show. There were some good gags and a lot of very clever word-play: things that would sound great when being written and discussed, but that fell flat when performed. I suspect this duo would do better writing for others, or working as part of a bigger ensemble. Stand out sketches included the genuinely excellent bible-themed TV ad and Sound of Music sketch, but the snatches of quality were few and far between.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug, 1.30pm.
tw rating 2/5 [Andrew Leask]