Alex and Paige make an interesting duo in their characters as late night hosts. Alex with an overflowing amount of energy, juxtaposed to Paige’s lethargy. While an interesting concept that works during particular scenes, Paige’s over-immersion in the character took away the performance element of the show and felt a bit dull at times.
‘Garbage Up Late’ has moments of hysterical writing, particularly when they caught the audience off guard with innovative and left field humour. The show as a whole had many great ideas but these moments of brilliance were often paired with underwhelming execution. For example, the multimedia used throughout the show was humorous on face value but lacked punch.
Alex and Paige can bring the laughs (even if their celebrity friends decide not to show up) with creative and intelligent humour. While ‘Garbage Up Late’ felt a bit hit and miss, the format offers something different for MICF audiences to get their teeth into.
Check out ‘Garbage Up Late’ from 12 to 22 April 2018. For more information and to book tickets, click here.