Late Night Dark Show

It’s the Late Night Dark Show - take that title as a hint. It gets dark. If you’ve just wandered in because of the rain and thought you’d catch some comedy be ready for it to get nasty. Nothing’s off limits. Rob Mailloux and Bobby Mair are two crazy Canadians on a midnight rampage of very non PC humour. Ranging from abortion jokes to orphans and even infanticide the pair are no easy crowd pleasers and it’s not surprising there are walkouts. Most of the humour is deliberately edgy and aims to shock you into laughter and most of the jokes are things you shouldn’t be laughing at. But the chances are that you will because the comedians are funny.

This is no happy Michael McIntyre style show; the world is a dark, weird and fucked up place in the Late Night Dark Show.

Bobby Mair, who’s appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and 8 Out of 10 Cats delivers quirky crazy humour and tends to attack his audience quite a bit and there was certainly a divide between those who enjoyed his sketch and the others who didn’t. He’s swiftly followed swiftly by Rob Mailloux, who at first attempts to save the night and win over the crowd but soon decides to do his own skit of mean and offensive humour. Much of this works although not as much as Mailloux evidently hopes as he complains constantly about the audience reactions not being responsive enough. This, of course, doesn’t help matters.

This is no happy Michael McIntyre style show; the world is a dark, weird and fucked up place in the Late Night Dark Show. You might feel like you need a shower after the skit, that’s if you didn’t leave early because it was too much. But if you enjoy getting your ears dirty then the Canadian pair of Mailloux and Mair may just be for you. But be warned. It’s not for the faint of heart.

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Rob Mailloux and Bobby Mair host a mix of clean and dirty comics performing the most darkest material they have. Rob lives in Toronto and has opened for Jim Jefferies, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Maria Bamford and Jim Norton. 'One of the best young comics in Canada' (Doug Stanhope). Bobby lives in London and has appeared on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News, BBC3's Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular and BBC3's Sweat the Small Stuff. Not for the easily offended.

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