Friday 17 August 2012 | By Nicholas Jones
ED2012 Comedy Review: Matt And Ian’s Improv Show (Matt And Ian)
This is a traditional hour of improv in the ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ mould, with two funny men playing the games you would typically expect and working in audience suggestions to prove it is truly improvised. As is often the case with improv there are very good moments but also a number of lulls, although I think that overall the parts that work outweigh those that do not. However, in the past few years there have been some very audacious improv shows at the Fringe which have really pushed the genre’s boundaries, and in comparison this format does seem somewhat dated. If you wish to see some classic style improv, however, then this is a good example of the genre.
Sweet Grassmarket, 1-27 Aug (not 18, 25), 6.25pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Nicholas Jones]