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Expect The Unexporcupine (Michael Stranney and Olaf Falafel)

By | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Expect the Unexporcupine

This is a satisfying, slick and silly way to spend an hour. There are two comedians, a spinning wheel of pun-based images, and a willing assistant (who will be named “Patricia” by the performers, regardless of gender). The absurdist musings of Olaf Falafel are skilfully delivered to bring the audience around to his perspective, and his home-grown alternative to astrology is especially entertaining. Between wheel spins and Falafel’s sets, Michael Stranney appears in a variety of guises. Multiple characters take to the stage to deliver short stand-up routines, each of them with completely different personas and approaches to comedy. Sometimes the performers’ energy seems low, but their stage presence and comic prowess is undeniable.

Cowgatehead, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]