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The Saddam Brothers

The Saddam Brothers

Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Character comedy. Mark Brailsford and Mark Katz are the clones of Saddam Hussein, on a mission to show the friendly face of Iraq to the People of the Little Satan



Original Review:

The blurb for this show compared to The Saddam Brothers to Morecambe and Wise - and it wasn't kidding. This was copied straight from the Eric And Ernie textbook, even down to the bed-sharing routine.

And the targets were far from topical: Tom & Nicole, Princess Di as Bridget Jones, The Proclaimers and so on.

At one point a 'special guest' was introduced Tilly Gregory, who broke up the sketches with a funny enough stand-up routine, but there was a distinct air of confusion as to why she was there.

The show was reasonably well executed but the material was very dated, with a definite 1980s Seaside Special feeling.


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