BEASTS: LIVE DVD

comprising 1 straight man and 2 maniacs, they deviate from the conventional and launch straight into the ridiculous.

★★★★
comedy review | Read in About 2 minutes
Published 14 Aug 2015

This is a sketch trio with a real difference, comprising 1 straight man and 2 maniacs in which they deviate from the conventional and launch straight into the ridiculous. 

The setup is simple. We, the lucky audience, look on as the guys try to make a DVD to send to a big Hollywood producer so they can all be stars.

Well it should be simple but, of course, for delicious comic effect things keep going wrong. Each member of the gang has their own ideas about what should be in the show and they have no problem in sabotaging each other to get what they want.

The sketches are well thought out and performed with gusto such that simplest, daftest things become hilarious. Gay pirates receive howls of laughter, and a scene with a falcon, some falcon facts and a hula hoop is flawless despite being completely bereft of jokes.

The front 2 rows will definitely get wet and the rest of the room may well get bread thrown at them. But it’s impossible not to get swept along with the fun. By the end, if your heart is not full of hope and your foot not tapping along to the rousing Les Miserables finale piece then the problem is with you, not with these guys.