There are a hell of a lot of stupid things in the world; Scientology, health & safety, people calling their kids names like Trojan… Kooky Babooshka riffs on lots of them in this sketch show about how this Darwin-tested world is in danger from an epidemic of stupidity. At times these four Geordie girls are very funny but unfortunately they are also a bit hit-and-miss. Additionally, they could do with learning when to stop; a lot of their funniest sketches have a habit of falling flat due to weak, often unnecessary punchlines tacked on the end. The energy of the group is infectious, however, and their innovative version of ‘Poker Face’ alone is worth turning up for.
Laughing Horse at Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 8.45pm (9.45pm), free, fpp93.
tw rating 3/5