THE IMPROV BANDITS: The Eliminator
Maidment Theatre - Musgrove Studio, Auckland
12/05/2010 - 15/05/2010
NZ International Comedy Festival 2010
Dates: Wed 12 – Sat 15 May, 8.30pm
Venue: Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre
Tickets: Adults $25 / Conc. & Groups 10+ $22
Bookings: Maidment Theatre (09) 308 2383
Slick, quick, genuine fun
Review by Joanna Davies 13th May 2010
Last night’s show at the Musgrove Theatre was sold out. Actually it was booked out as a corporate gig which can be challenging for the performers. As a rule ‘corporate’ means good clean fun and absolutely nothing offensive – when it comes to comedy, that’s harder than it sounds.
The Bandits make it look easy. Wade Jackson, Greg Ward, Steven Lyons and Tom Kane kept the laughs coming with madcap theatre games and crazy characters. They were slick, quick and genuinely having fun.
No two shows are the same so it’s safe to reveal the highlights:
- Greg was interrogated to reveal he’d killed a certain D-list celeb with a cheese grater in a ute in Alice Springs. Of course we knew that, but he had to work it out.
- We were transported to Egypt where one crazy scenario played out 3 ways – straight, as a horror and as a country and western. It was good to see the sacrificial cat exact its revenge.
- And the International Fairy Tale of the evening was Hansel and Gretel. The hilarity came from the assorted accents the players had to adopt as the audience called them out.
These guys know what they’re doing and Auckland agrees; Thursday night is sold out too. You’d better get along on Friday or Saturday then.
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