Dalton Trumbo's Reluctant Cabaret
Dan Renton Skinner
Dara O Briain
Dead Cat Bounce
Deborah Frances White
Delete The Banjax
Dominic Elliot Spencer
Donnchadh O Conaill
Friday 0th Feb, '03-
I had the misfortune to witness this moronic duo in action and found they made the Chuckle Brothers look sophisticated with their puerile, infantile "act". It truly is an insult to the intelligence and is rather akin to two sixth form students who have had their first shandy and think everything they do is funny. The look rather pleased with themselves throughout. Red faced shame would be more appropriate.
Saw them at this year's Edinburgh fringe. Had me cracking up the whole way through. they are comic genius.
Just seen these guys at the fringe. Packed house when I saw them and everyone to a man in stiches. Incredibly slick show and utterly deserving of all the "on the street" buzz
The show is silly fun,fun, fun, not political, not satirical, not up its self. Fun. But of course some people don't like fun.
It's a shame if an audience can't see the talent and intelligence in this act. Firstly, it does not rely upon sex, swearing and sleeze to raise a laugh. The parody, the narratives that exist behind the characters are something that both Pinter and Dario Fo would recognise as more than just witty. They really are clever
I saw these guys tonight - the worst act I've seen all year. After a mind-numbingly childish and repetitive farm animal song which goes on for what seems like an eternity with repetition after repetition after repetition, his punchline is something utterly lame like "and then the farmer did a poo". This would be enough to make a five-year-old cringe. The guy then proceeded to interrogate every single person in the first three rows, one by one, which took up another eternity, and not a single good gag to show for it - just pointless spite and cheap insults. And the silent sidekick is just looks like a retard.
They are not supposed to be "stand-up, alternative comedians". They are a very talented comedy, caberet act: clearly well planned and rehearsed. A welcome change from the foul-mouthed, so-cslled comics who try to use the audience as a source, or butt, for their limited material.
If this act were ever to get a positive response from any audience anywhere that would be proof that live (alternative) comedy is dead.