The show featured their three guests (friends): Rhys Nicolson, who brought debonair charm; Guy Williams who brought confidence, and Fran Middleton who’s energy onstage is delightful. Each offered a different comedic vibe in response to an audience’s suggestion as well as something unique for the Snort performers to work with.
As noted in many of Hugging Comedians’ pieces previously, improvised shows are not my thing. Why improvise when you can prepare? This considered, there is something enjoyable about the silliness of this show and seeing five skilled performers relish their time onstage. The five improvisers have loads of talent and there were unrepeatable moments of comedy gold during the show. Special mentions go to Guy and Alice; Guy brought lots of laughs and handled a particular audience interaction superbly and Alice provided moments of unpredictable genius.
From the improv that I have witnessed, the genre is at its best when a team works together to build a scene as well as when performers avoid excessive swearing and angry tones. For the most part, Snort demonstrated all of the above. That said, in the moments where swearing took prominence or particular performers didn’t contribute to a scene, it stifled the momentum. Snort ‘With Friends’ is fast-paced fun so the performers were quick to acknowledge when this occurred and moved the scene on.
Snort ‘With Friends’ is an easily accessible form of improv that guarantees laughs. If you’re looking to dip into the format or you’re after a bit of late-night silliness, check this show out.
You can see Snort ‘With Friends’ from 6 to 22 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here!