Uberarmy

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

This energetic sketch show opens with a gang of young men (and one woman) in their pants. Oh dear. How droll.

But then it launches into a fantastically executed and incredibly inventive camcorder routine, all based around a genuinely unexpected, and very funny, visual gag.

And that's pretty much the pattern for the show, a large amount of clever, witty and innovative moments let down by the occasional lapse into schoolboy humour, or perhaps something just a bit too odd to be amusing.

But few sketch shows have the strike rate of this shamelessly enjoyable collection.

Stylistically, the skits are all very different - from moments of bleak psychological humour to ridiculously silly mimes - which gives a bit of texture, if not consistency, to the proceedings.

And he frantic speed at which the talented cast move things along is also impressive, helping to keep energy levels high.

It all makes for a great hour, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. It's a shame more sketch shows aren't like this.

Review date: 1 Jan 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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