The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society 5***** #ACMS - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2014
I saw this show on the day it was announced Robin Williams had died, and the performers included a couple of lovely tributes.
The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society is a forum for experimental comedy, of the kind which might not work elsewhere. This audience rewards effort, with, if nothing else, a shout of ‘a noble failure’ (it makes more sense when you’ve been). I saw: an invisible cake fight, a man clucking his way through Popcorn (though I preferred Rhapsody in Blue), a duet with an absent Robin Thicke, one song about paint, some jokes cut from a show because they didn’t work making an audience giggle, a feminist Viking musing and a list of things. We didn’t see another thing because the helium ran out.
Hosted by Roberts and Tuck, this show was enormous fun, though audience interaction was hampered by the list of permitted heckles being too small. Immensely enjoyable and comically permissive.
Reviewed by Laura
Stand in the Square, various times, Sundays-Wednesdays.