Ambling on-stage with the ‘’Hangover from Hell’’ and promptly throwing up over the curtains, these Brides couldn’t be further from blushing: there’s nothing coy about Paula Williamson and Claire Jones, as we quickly find out. In an energetic routine that hits you like a punch in the stomach, their show is rude and crude, but sadly not all that funny. Throughout, I found myself teetering on the verge of involuntary laughter, but I never quite made it. As if over-compensating for the old chestnut that women simply aren’t funny, the pair’s laddish performance is overdone, and the swearing, farting and cock jokes quickly become wearing. But then, ‘Brides Of Stereotype-Bashing’ doesn’t have the same ring to it.
C aquila, 2-27 Aug, 7.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rebecca Low]