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SKETCH THIEVES

Comedy

Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Main Room
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 13:00 (60 min)
 
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Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 shows at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (British Comedy Guide). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Made into a BBC television pilot. 'Brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'Truly electric' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Review.co.uk).


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August 23, 2018  Bunbury Magazine
From the start, this show was warm and welcoming. The entire room was attentive, expectant.

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August 8, 2018  North East Theatre Guide
Sketch Thieves
This is a similar format to Joke Thieves but with sketch groups. Again, we had 4 acts who would perform a routine and then copy the routine of another group. The pairings were once again selected by an audience member to stop any rehearsal beforehand. Just like Joke Thieves, the material appears to have been selected to make it hard for the other group.

The performers change daily and our lucky quartet were MOON @mooncomedy, Dirty White Boys @dwbcomedy, Tracy's Leaving Party @tracyisleaving and The Delightful Sausage @mmmsausage.

This was as good as Joke Thieves. If the first act made a mistake, you could guarantee that the copying act would highlight the fact. The audience would get into the spirit of the show and repeat their first half interaction too. So we had quiet talking (with shouts of ‘Speak Up Please’), Geezer lad interactions, Toothbrushes and Mexican waves.

It is amazing how quickly the hour goes by when you’ve having this much fun. If we had been in Edinburgh for longer than 2 days then this is a pair of shows that we would have definitely returned to. Click Here

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