Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2006
An antidote to seriousness, the Greedies are back with a brand
new, slick 'n' sexy sketch show.
Sketch shows at the Fringe can often be painful experiences,
often making misguided attempts at Boosh-esque surrealism or
trying desperately to be as offensive as possible in order to
garner column inches.
Greedy doesn't do either of these, nor does it attempt anything
wild, bizarre or format-breaking. As such it finds itself in
something of a minority, providing straightforward well-written
sketches with great punchlines. It isn't afraid to go to darker
places, with sketches on incest and paedophilia - but it does
so because it has an amusing take on them, not to simply shock
It's not a perfect show, and some of the purely physical sketches
do fall flat, and the the sketches aren't woven into some sort
of consistent narrative (with the exception of one recurring
sketch, each is its own self-contained tale), but in many ways
the freedom gained from a lack of theme or framework leaves the
writers free to focus on simply writing good jokes.
Greedy also has a wonderfully joyful silliness about it, and
even though it may touch on darker topics it does so in such
a bizarre way that it never loses its sense of fun. The use of
music, in one sketch towards the end in particular, adds to this
effect and ensures the audience leave with a cheery disposition.
It's not the vanguard of a sketch-show revolution, it won't
challenge your world view nor will it make you question the nature
of existence; but it will make you laugh, and it will put a smile
on your face, and that's the most important thing.
James - 17/09/2006
Utterly confused why this show got so many four star reviews. It really is NOT up there with David O' Doherty, Colin & Fergus, Kransky Sisters or Dwight Slade. God give me strength! ** (Two Stars). Great performance but naff material.
QuiteFrankly - 24/08/2006
Absolutely terrible. Without doubt the worst thing I've seen all fringe. The writing is naive and unoriginal. I've read so many glowing reviews of this show and I fail to see the attraction. save yourself £8. I wish I had
Rich - 10/08/2006
I've seen this show. I'm not sure the sketch in which the granny sexually abuses her grandson would have been countenanced if the sexes had been reversed; why one is ok but the other not, I'm not sure. I'm fed up with sketches and jokes about paedophilia - it's lazy stuff.
John Wright - 06/08/2006
Brilliant! Laughed solidly for an hour.
Paul Aston - 06/08/2006
If you have not already seen this show stop reading now and go buy a ticket. I have not laughed so much in one hour. The writers know what the audience really want and that is to make us laugh till our stomach splits. The directing was fab and the actors show great energy to deliver a serving of laughter throughout the show. If you dont laugh in this show your pulse must have stopped. This show delivers that much entertainment that I watched it twice, and everytime I watched it the 55 minutes flew past like a starship with a magic monkey onboard, and i just wanted more. These guys really know how to entertain. It just has so much to offer everyone. If these guys dont get on TV it will be a mortal sin.