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Planet Caramel: Hot, Sexy And Kind Of Desperate (Planet Caramel / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Planet Caramel are a fairly typical trio of sketch comedians, offering a range of hit-and-miss sketches performed with energy and gusto. There are some funny jokes, but too often these came in the middle of a sketch, leaving the punchlines feeling weak. Some sketches felt immature and, at times, even insensitive. However, there were moments, such as a bleakly hilarious scene about recycling, which felt genuinely new and presciently funny. They also segued well, moving fluidly from one scene to the next. The final sketch certainly had the right energy, but wasn’t a strong enough joke in itself to be a solid ender. I would have liked a few more hits than misses from this show.

Bar Bados Complex, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Lizzie Milton]