07/10/2010 - 08/10/2010
Freestyle improv comedy fresh off European and Canadian tours.
Join Stephen and Lee for an hour of comedy never before seen in New Zealand.
Not to be missed!
"The pair are just too good to drop the improvisational ball." – CBC Manitoba
"This was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Please go see this show." – ratewinnipeg.com
Thu 7 Oct, 8pm
Fri 8 Oct, 9.30pm
Crumbs – Crumbs Comedy
Artisic Director – Derek Flores
Producer – Merrilee McCoy
Musician – Robbie Ellis
Lighting – Darryn Woods
1hr 5 mins, no interval
Confident and charismatic improvisers
Review by Hannah Smith 08th Oct 2010
BATS is full to bursting for the first appearance (Ever! In the Southern Hemisphere!) of Canadian improv duo Crumbs Comedy, and the audience of improvisers and aficionados are not disappointed by an hour of loose-goose laugh-inducing improv.
Stephen and Lee work together with the ease of people who’ve been doing it for years. After getting a couple of general ask-fors (dinosaurs and vet/nurse) they embark on a tall tale that takes them from a veterinarian clinic through primordial jungle, western saloon and home again, on the back of a pony called Thunder.
As you can maybe tell, you kind of had to be there.
The movie pastiche moments work particularly well, as does the entirety of the land of the dinosaurs. Awesome. They do have a tendency to default into bickering with each other – this is funny at first, and justified within the world of the scenes, but could certainly get tiresome if carried too far.
The style is looser than most of the other offerings in the Improv Fest: two guys, two chairs, two ask-fors and that’s pretty much it. But Stephen and Lee don’t seem to need anymore than this, they’re confident and charismatic improvisers who fill the stage with ease.
If you like Improv you will like this. Last show is tonight and if last night’s crowd is anything to go by you should probably book tickets.
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