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Jeremy Segway: A Life Out Of Balance (Presented By The Duncan Brothers) (The Duncan Brothers / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

A gloriously ridiculous, completely made-up life of the Segway’s inventor that combines the best bits of ‘Reeves And Mortimer’, ‘Portlandia’ and Gaulier clowning. On segways. Finally! To a brilliant soundtrack, the Duncan Brothers spin, fall, smash things, inhabit characters and tell tall tales with an incredible density, dedication and variety of comic devices I’ve not seen anywhere else on the Fringe. Stupid throwaway bits like the word ‘Philanthropith’ and extended Tesco lore. A ‘Future’ section that’s at times really quite haunting. Rousing audience interaction. Keatonesque slapstick. I thought a five-star show had to change my viewpoint about how comedy could be done; this show taught me a five-star show can just be brilliantly, intelligently stupid. Frigging maverick.

PBH’s Free Fringe @ Legends, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Richard Tyrone Jones]