Weegie Hink Ae That? @ The Space, Niddry Street
Weegie Hink Ae That?'s sketch show is poorly written and even more poorly executed
Scottish sketch quartet Weegie Hink Ae That? are back with another show, that is, indeed, very Scottish. The four have a parodical Ned appearance, and laddish personalities. The content is a series of stereotypes and tropes wheeled out one after the other, and the punchlines are largely ‘ya bawbag’ this and ‘ya fanny’ that. How many sketches can just be arguments ending with someone running, crying off stage? This isn’t sketch comedy, this is Am-Dram with an occasional, poorly written, low brow joke.
There are some songs too, but they are of desperate X-Factor boy band standard. The songs aren’t funny. Instead, they simply state things that might have the potential to be funny, like Scottish weather being awful or how the phrase ‘Nae Bother’ is used. There’s also a practically comatose number about hipsters.
Maybe if you’re Scottish, and you like what you know, then you could possibly get something out of this. Relying solely on recognition and low brow jokes does not make for a satisfying show. It’s a reductive vision of Scottish culture, made gratingly annoying by the quartet's laddish, pseudo-neddish characters. A sloppy show, poorly written and even more poorly executed.
Weegie Hink Ae That?: Nae Bother!, The Space @ Niddry Street, run ended