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ED2012 Comedy Review: Casual Violence – A Kick In The Teeth (Casual Violence! Comedy)

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Pitch black and twisted, sketch show ‘A Kick In The Teeth’ is not for the faint-hearted. As the name suggests, violence is a running theme, from the homicidal, Battleships-playing supercomputer to the Poppy Man, an air of dark menace pervades the show. The sketches do take time to grow on you, but by the end the laughs are coming thick and fast, interrupted only by counterpoint moments of bleak despair. Slick and sharp, the show doesn’t miss a beat, even going as far as covering scene changes with musical numbers. Fringe sketch comedy as it should be – edgy, clever and inventive – ‘A Kick In The Teeth’ is a dark delight.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 2-26 Aug (not 14, 21), 10.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | Andrew Bell

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