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Giraffe – Raisin’ The Hoof (Giraffe)

By | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015


With a musical number in the first five minutes, and a double male striptease in the first fifteen, Giraffe’s blistering show lets you know what you’re in for pretty quickly. The trio fire off more sketches in an hour than you’d think was physically possible, and if one joke isn’t to your liking there’ll be another along within seconds. What makes the show work is how much fun the performers are obviously having. Despite the relentless pace, Giraffe find time to improvise and go off-script – so much so that, in the performance I saw, one sketch had to be restarted due to an out-of-control digression. Nobody minded. It’s ramshackle, but it’s so enjoyable that you won’t care.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]