ED2018 3/5 Reviews ED2018 Comedy Reviews

Lead Pencil: Sex, Drugs And Toilet Roll (Lead Pencil)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2018

Ever wonder what happened to your favourite childhood telly presenters? That’s the basis for this high octane show, setting the scene for a series of sketches, songs and even an investigation into what happened to co-host Mr Sausage. There’s also fighting, outbursts and innuendo – like Rod, Jane and Freddy at their most outrageous. You can’t fault the energy invested in this show – clearly they’re giving it their all and loving every minute – but the script isn’t particularly original. They joke about ripping off songs and second-hand plot twists, despite featuring both. Like a lot of kids’ TV, it’s brash, in yer face and occasionally incomprehensible, meaning that, at times, you may find yourself reaching for the remote.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]