Tuesday 7 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Shirley And Shirley Unleashed (Joanna Carolan, Pascale Wilson And Michael Pearce / SO Comedy)

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Two Shirleys, one tall and one small, unite in performing a series of comic sketches. Bursting with energy and insanely flexible facial expressions (I think their faces may actually be made of rubber) the pair succeed in generating laughter, controversy and unexpected, dangerously close-to-the-bone stuff! From scenes of an incestuous nature to a controversial royal gathering, each sketch is unique. Every audience member is soon on the edge of their seat, fearfully anticipating being the unfortunate subject of the next joke, as it becomes evident that these girls do not hold back. Despite some sketches being better than others, I can’t deny that this hour flew by. I was quite simply left wanting more.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, 3-27 Aug, 4.10pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethanie Pochin]


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