Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Gooood Morning! Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps starts at 9am. That’s a terribly early start for fringe goers, where the norm is staying out ‘til 3 in the morning. Thankfully, if you do make it over to Cowgate for this morning show, you’ll be given tea, coffee and chocolate brioche buns and greeted with smiles and good conversation. It’s a quick-fire sketch show from a trio of young men delivering playful and very silly humour. Highlights include a dainty reading of a very naughty Enid Blyton-style novel, impersonations of the presenters for Classic FM, and a telephone conversation with a Dalek.

There are a lot of funny gags, and while the show often reverts into being overly juvenile, it never becomes cringeworthy

You get the feeling that many of the jokes and acts are what the boys have often entertained the family with as an alternative to just watching the telly. The result for the audience is a very silly morning that may well remind you of the games and acts you used when you were a kid yourself. It’s quite cute and very enjoyable and the coffee and brioche add to that morning sweetness. There are a lot of funny gags, and while the show often reverts into being overly juvenile, it never becomes cringeworthy and is always pretty fun. The boys clearly enjoy themselves and that enjoyment becomes infectious.

Halfway through the performance a little boy appeared amongst the audience. He started watching the show and kept cracking up at some of the naughty jokes and sounds. His enjoyment of the act made it all the more enjoyable for the audience. At the end of the show, the boys told us the infant is their brother and that he’ll be collecting donations. How can you say no to that?

It’s a silly and fun way to start your day, made especially inviting by the charms of its entertainers and the lovely addition of a free cup of tea or coffee and chocolate buns.

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Too hungover to cook breakfast? Kick-start the day with free tea, coffee and laughs with the fresh hit comedy duo, Fraser & Shack. A dozen satirical sketches punctuated with funny musical numbers written and performed by Theo Shack and Rory Fraser with a mystery guest appearance… All done with the help of minimal props and one piano.