Thursday 16 August 2012 | By Joe Mountford-Smith
ED2012 Comedy Review: Totally Tom (Mason Sisters @ PBJ in association with Underbelly Productions)
This riveting comedy duo enjoy their ride through a witty, fast-paced sketch show exposing life on the inside for a man too smart and too innocent to serve his time quietly. A fundamental friendship is forged with a whacky but endearing inmate whose flaws are made up for with pure, unbridled dancing talent. A barrage of dynamic characters are played with verve and the pair bounce off each other with immaculate timing and synergy. At times I get lost (setting and characters jump around a lot) but that’s what the pace dictates; I’m found following the sequence again quickly. No props are used; old-fashioned thoughtful, solid miming gets a lot of laughs. Fantastic humour, brilliant acting, creative and original ideas; I look forward to next year already.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug, 6.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Mountford-Smith]