Celeste Dring and Freya Parker have produced another consistently intelligent, silly and indulgent sketch hour. Their double act is strong but it is sometimes harder to see a clearly defined straight/clown role between the two, in that traditional double-act sense. What they do have is the true charisma of any famous comedy duo.
The show isn’t desperately slick, nor is it meant to be. It’s the asides, the throw away jokes or little quips that often kill, and a knock-about, almost Pappy’s style, atmosphere is generated throughout. Somehow it’s still really sweet, getting the audience onside with the barest minimum of effort.
Certain skits don’t quite succeed but the vast majority is brilliantly pitched. Even the weaker material links efficiently into the overall narrative if you could describe something as knowingly silly, as having a narrative.
It’s sketch comedy that shuns conventions and is forging it’s own unique comedic identity.
Words: Tom Crosby
Picture: Bobby Goulding
Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool, Pleasance Courtyard, 21-29, 7:15pm