Chimpanzees in buffet cars. Homophobic penguins. Illegal stews. Rucking. The list of bizarre places the brilliant Dead Cat Bounce took us in this hour of comedy rock’n’roll would be endless. Slick, glittery and visually very 70s, the three glam-rockers rollicked through ridiculously worded parody songs held together by genuinely funny commentary and chat, and notably comedy-percussionist Demian Fox’s drumming demonstrations. This type of silly, absurd comedy (these guys have perfected the unexpected twist) is exactly what we all need during this rainy August, and the viral youtube hit ‘Rugby’ is by no means the funniest of their surreal songs. Musical talent, comic wit and a polished performance – this trio is a true triple-threat.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 10.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Macartney]