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Mark And Haydn: Llaugh (StraightUp Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

A gentle and promising opening simply wasn’t delivered on in ‘Llaugh’, as the rest of this sketch show meandered through some half-hearted skits. Their shtick is a double act who don’t get on and who try to upstage each other. A nice idea, but the sketches lack sharp enough content – many have an enticing set up but no realisation. Their desultory efforts at audience participation fall flat and by the end sound a little desperate, as do their references to the difficulties of attracting large audiences at the Fringe. There is little which is memorable here, save for a final sketch which contains the sort of sharp wordplay lacking elsewhere. Ultimately, this is a forgettable performance by a duo who seem capable of better.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Charlie Ellis]