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ED2012 Comedy Review: Slap And Giggle – Redrawn (Sid Wick and James Bennison / PBH’s Free Fringe)

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Slap And Giggle are a sketch duo with a fine sideline in musical comedy. With an eye for the surreal, they bounce from one madcap idea to the next at a suitably energetic pace, taking in the workings of the Cluedo Police, double acts featuring a Ken (there aren’t many), and my personal favourite, John Lennon’s attempts at a comeback in collaboration with a rapper. There’s a lot of fun to be had, but the show is by no means perfect, and the sketches, although often very funny, have a tendency to peter out without any real punchline. Their ideas and performances however, are very strong, and they may well be an act to look out for in the future.

Southsider, 12-25 Aug, 8.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Iain Martin]

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