Abandoman: Pic ‘N’ Mixtape
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2010
This year’s winners of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year and Musical Comedy Awards. Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox are Abandoman, who make their Edinburgh Festival debut this year. Hilarious musical sketches are created at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. They re-invent hip hop in a way that appeals to even its most ardent detractors.
Mugsy - 06/11/2010
"This year’s winners of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year and Musical Comedy Awards..." That's right Brian. Definitely not good enough for musical comedy.
Brian Eno - 25/08/2010
Improv music is hard to do but Flight of the Conchords already excel in this area. Also Mr Broderick doesn't rap in time AT ALL. Often you can't hear the words or rhymes. It is such a one-note show. I agree with the reviewer for the musical comedy showcase - it's just not good enough to be 'musical' comedy. Again, as with so many acts now - hype over substance.
Dave - 24/08/2010
Easily one of the best shows I've seen in Edinburgh. Rob Broderick is a very inspired performer who's incredible at improvising. However, an hour of him doing this over pretty uninspired folky guitar playing does make one wish for a bit of variety in the musical area. But 10/10 for Rob alone.