Sunday 5 August 2012 | By Alexandra Payne
ED2012 Comedy Review: Soapbox – The Comedy Debate Slam
Rick Molland and Gus Lymburn’s improvised comedy debate pits each comedian and his special guest against each other, arguing for or against ridiculous points-of-view suggested by the opposing team, or members of the participating audience. The cosy Beehive Inn – home of the Scottish Comedy Festival – plays host to this casual and inclusive battle of wits and silliness, where a friendly, bantering atmosphere is cultivated by the informality of Molland and Lymburn. But with the spattering of somewhat awkward silences and the unpredictability inherent to the style of the show, it sometimes feels as if the comedians may be having more fun than the audience. Elicits a few laughs, but with such an unstable foundation, this show may disappoint.
The Beehive Inn, 1-26 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alexandra Payne]