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The Leeds Tealights: Souls For Sale (The Leeds Tealights)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Since, let’s face it, summer barely exists in Scotland anyway, the Leeds Tealights are sacking it off and cutting straight to their Hallowe’en season special. This troupe of six Leeds University comedians offer up their souls to the “sketch demon”, in return for a series of hilarious and absurd sketches. Though admittedly it’s hardly a light fee (if student souls are even really worth that much these days), the sketches they get in return are well worth it. Featuring the likes of homeless hermit crabs, the ‘Loose Women’ panel, and North Korean propaganda, the Tealights pull together an array of consistently hysterically ludicrous scenes and characters, all as part of a niftily constructed narrative. If only more amateur comedians could sell their souls to the sketch demon…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]