Chutney Exhibition: Anyone for Armageddon

The only things that will survive Armageddon are bacteria, cockroaches, and sketch comedy. The audience is transported to 20-whenever, after an unspecified catastrophic event, to see if we can find the funny in a desolate landscape.

There’s a pun on the name of a UK retail chain that is all you will see the next time you see it in an ad – this by itself is worth the trip.

The post-apocalyptic conceit doesn’t hold for the entire show; it pops up now and again but the act is straightforward sketch comedy. In all honesty, it would be above the capacity of many performers to keep the nuclear fallout theme going over the sound of baristas and café customers at the far end of the room, but its loss doesn’t detract from the show.

It’s a short set, about forty-five minutes, and while about a quarter of it seems like filler, the rest is decent stuff. It does end on a bit of a flat note with some post-apocalyptic observational stand-up, but there are a couple of gems scattered throughout. There’s a pun on the name of a UK retail chain that is all you will see the next time you see it in an ad – this by itself is worth the trip.

The pair have a good dynamic and a few more weeks’ work would make this a really good set. These guys are obviously talented and well worth popping along to see if you have the bones of an hour free to enjoy a giggle over a coffee. 

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The Blurb

This is the way the world ends, not with a whimper but with a laugh. Come see the new sketch show for Fringe 2015 from critically acclaimed Chutney Exhibition. “A witty quip hides in almost every line” – WOW 24/7

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