Up the Auntie 2** - One4Review
one4review | On 10, Aug 2014
This show contained less porn, or even references to porn, than promised. The two performers themselves showed promise, and when they work out what they’re about and get some really good material together, they’ll likely be worth watching.
Unfortunately, this particular show didn’t really pull it off. The construction of the funny didn’t change much throughout the different sketches, with many of them relying on revelation of a vital context or other twist (though some of these, like the psychiatric hospital ward, were far less predictable than others). What I did particularly like was their ‘playing a game while we get the next sketch ready’, which gave an (brief) extra layer: self-aware characters playing characters in sketches. Sadly, it didn’t continue.
Some good ideas here, but not enough to make a huge hit. However, a good first effort.
Reviewed by Laura
C Nova, 13:00