The intimate feel of the basement studio at the Caves adds to the atmosphere of the performance of
As their work progresses and they learn how to produce consistently on-the-ball comedy, Cook and Davies are bound to attract audiences with their goofy yet refined humour.
The performance gets off to a promising start with a cleverly put together sketch about split personalities, gaining laughs from the whole audience. I enjoy the variety in Cook and Davies’ sketches; there are a few about films, some silly space jokes and a long-running gag about a cardboard girlfriend named Homebase (don’t ask). All in all, Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her is unabashedly silly and didn’t once leave me bored. In fact, I laughed a lot.
There are points where the comedy feels forced, as if the duo have tried a little too hard to wedge in a joke, although these are mostly overshadowed by the better moments. As their work progresses and they learn how to produce consistently on-the-ball comedy, Cook and Davies are bound to attract audiences with their goofy yet refined humour.
Cook and Davies don’t try to be highbrow and that’s great. Most of the time they seem to be having fun for the sake of it, laughing at their own jokes and enjoying the performance. That sense of enjoyment rubs off on the audience and makes this strange sketch show terrific to see.