‘This is A Sketch Show’ covered everything from a children’s television, a quick visit to the hairdresser and a guide on how to make friends (and many more). Despite the ongoing horse-related themes and one recurring sketch, the show kept up a good pace between the scenes. If the audience didn’t connect with one scene, there would be another to follow shortly after.
Each sketch also mixed up the performers, highlighting their respective strengths. A few performers excelled at eccentric character work, one with a difficult monologue and others with great comedic timing. For the most part, each sketch drew decent laughs, particularly those that focused on the skills of the performers. There was less of a connection with the audience when certain sketches descended into wailing or extreme absurdity.
‘This is A Sketch Show’ has a lot to like for fans of sketch comedy. The larger than life characters and some great performances made this an enjoyable MICF effort.
Check out ‘This is A Sketch Show’ on the last day of the 2018 MICF, 22 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.