The Edinburgh Revue Sketch Show
After a rocky start involving a prop mishap which subsequently threw off the audience’s understanding of the opening gags, you could forgive us for momentarily losing faith in the quality of The Edinburgh Revue Sketch Show. Luckily, any negative feelings are short lived as the young comedy group from Edinburgh University display their ability to bounce back rather commendably.
The show is comprised of a series of thoroughly entertaining and original skits poking fun at anything and everything - from incest, to the potential dating dilemmas Catwoman might face, and their interpretation of what the late Kim Jong Il may have been like as a flat mate.
All five members of this sketch troop showcase strong character acting credentials and there are no real weak links. Being crammed into a rather tight space at the back of the eerie Banshee Labyrinth pub does little to hinder the shows progress; a real testament to these up-and-coming performers’ comedic capabilities. Even the, at times, somewhat naff props only add to the charm of the performance.
Some sketches are noticeably weaker than others but overall, this is a laugh out loud, fast paced sketch show attempt, bound to impress especially with that eternally enticing free price tag.