I am, I am

Clever, funny and adorably weird, Harry Mitchell and Lowell Belfield, otherwise known as I am, I am, are already one of this year’s Fringe highlights. Their witty songs, impeccable comic timing and infectious energy make these two former Cambridge Footlights immediately likeable.

Their style is modern and their punch lines take unexpected turns, while their often surreal and strange lyrics somehow meld together to create the perfect mix of music and comedy.

This is a show full of utterly hilarious word play and ingeniously spot on observations about modern life, all communicated through the medium of song. Their rapport with the audience was absolute perfection, taking the piss with a wry smile and enough easygoing charm to get away with almost anything.

The magic between these two stems from their wonderfully compatible styles. They are a match made in heaven. Their delivery is flawless and their quick wit meant that there was never a dull moment. One song about the complications of online romances was a particular hit with the young and enthusiastic audience, while songs about sophisticated dinner parties and job hunting will appeal to any and all.

Their style is modern and their punch lines take unexpected turns, while their often surreal and strange lyrics somehow meld together to create the perfect mix of music and comedy. The gentle strums from their guitars pairs beautifully with two really great voices to create brilliantly funny songs. The improvised song was one of the show’s highlights, creating a love song for one lucky audience member that had the crowd in raucous fits of laughter.

This sharp-witted and loveable duo really stand out as two very special performers. The self-proclaimed ‘animal men’ won the hearts of the audience and even I have to admit that I walked away with a bit of a crush. This is an absolute must see. 

Reviews by Troy Holmes

Assembly Roxy

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★★★★
The Assembly Rooms

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★★★★★
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

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★★★
Pleasance Courtyard

Nick Helm's Two Night Stand in The Grand

★★★★
Pleasance Dome

Foul Play. The F*cking Nasty Show

★★★★
The Stand Comedy Club III & IV

John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil

★★★★

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The Blurb

Musical comedy troubadours I am, I am are back with more fun, more joy and more songs for the sharing. After their debut success in 2012, they've been storming the circuits, gracing BBC stages and reaching the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards 2013. With a brand new hour of tunes and tomfoolery, these Cambridge Footlights graduates are seriously not to be missed. 'If you are any kind of remotely ok person currently living in the world, go see this show.' ***** (Tab). 'These boys are built to last.' **** (The List).