Tonight things got real for Max & Ivan, literally, as they tell us their story. Known for their agile transitions into an array of characters, the boys decide to turn the mirror onto themselves in their 2016 Fringe show Max & Ivan: Our Story.
Improvised comedy is that wonderful love child of fast-paced theatre and stand-up, so how do the boys measure up? Our Story ticks all of the comedic boxes; there are jokes everywhere, subtle ones, obvious ones, visual and audio gags, and puns by the dozen.
Narratively, the production tells the story of Max &a Ivan’s first encounter through to their contemplation of going their separate ways. The pair have a gift for making the audience feel comfortable. Blink at any point during Our Story and chances are, you’ll miss the best joke.
Words: Dominic Corr
Max & Ivan: Our Story, Pleasance Dome, Aug 3 – 28, 8.20pm