Pappy's Fun Club

Note: This review is from 2006

Review by Steve Bennett

'It's a fun club,' we are told. 'It's about forgetting your


And indeed it is. This is a sketch show of the type people

who don't go to the Fringe think a Fringe show will be like.

Nothing cutting edge, but a pleasant diversion. It's like a very

energetic, joyous end-of-term student revue; a very good amateur

dramatic version of a reasonable comedy rather than a National

Theatre production: unpretentious, wide-eyed and increasingly


The cast are four amiable twentysomethings, all with their

own moustaches, which are strangely never referred to except

on the flyer.

When acting is required, the four tend to remain themselves

playing characters rather than fully becoming the characters.

The exceptions are an England football fan and two Slovak comics.

Any of the four might develop into a more substantial performer

in two years but, at the moment, it's difficult to tell.

As for contect there's 'the man without a limp', 'two-second

memory man Mr Dave Javoo, 'three gay Hitlers singing songs round

Mein Kampf fire' and one very funny gag about a thimble and Jesus.

I'd look out for their show next year ­ but it's still

well worth the price of admission this time around.

John Fleming

Review date: 1 Jan 2006
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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