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Tarot (Berk’s Nest, Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

Nine tarot cards hang on a line, and the audience decides which order they’re chosen in, based on the volume of cheers. This dictates how the sketch show runs each night, adding to the superb pandemonium. Are we at risk of summoning demons? Quite possibly. This is unashamedly daft comedy – I nearly lost it on a number of occasions, whether from one-liners or longer skits with hilariously dark punchlines that you don’t see coming. A collaboration from two virtuoso comedy teams – Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose – it’s messy, a bit risqué and a relentless punch of fun. I’ve always been skeptical about tarot reading, but the cards have a clear message: you need more ‘Tarot’ in your life.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]