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Maddy Anholt – Herselves (Maddy Anholt/Corrie McGuire for ROAR Comedy/Moneybox)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Maddy Anholt presents ten diverse characters in this one-woman sketch show, including a reality TV star, a cleaner and a TV makeover show host. She clearly has a big future as a character comedian but, while these characters are well-defined and superbly performed, the script doesn’t allow her to fully do them justice. The timing of the show doesn’t help either: its early afternoon slot seems to miss the younger, BBC3-watching demographic these characters would appeal to most, resulting in more chuckles than proper laughs from this audience. The Vagina Vlogologues sketches also make me question the show’s PG suitability, and Anholt herself seems to realise this mid-sketch after spotting a group of teenage girls in the front row.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Levinson]