Minor Delays

Minor Delays can be described as simple but tremendously effective. Three fabulously talented comedians participate in a train of witty and snappy comedy sketches which equate to 45 minutes of laughter.

To be frank, this show couldn't get much better. Without using a single prop or costume they have constructed a very impressive piece and if you're looking for a fun afternoon with jokes you've never heard before, you should strongly consider seeing them.

Their style and setup catch you off guard: Every sketch unfolds with the comics entirely facing the audience, as though you are the character they are communicating with. As a result their reactions and coordination with each other is even more impressive. Transitions are smooth and the mood is set effectively by two live and talented musicians hidden in the corners of the stage.

This well-written material feels completely fresh. They hit you repeatedly with clever twists and fast-paced punch lines. The show is a display of both intellect and silliness in the appropriate blend, which leaves the audience pleasantly impressed. In particular, Harry Michell proves himself to be astonishingly talented, and suggests himself as a face to remember. He flicks effortlessly between a range of diverse characters such as a pretentious primary school pupil, bemused pedestrians and an intimidating parent. Abi Tedder and Joe Barnes complete the very strong team, and develop their excellent chemistry without looking at each other once throughout the entire performance. In particular the trio shine in a sketch when the two men play Abi's imaginary friends; their dismissive exclusion of Abi from their banter and Abi’s resultant frustration makes for hilarious viewing.

To be frank, this show couldn't get much better. Without using a single prop or costume they have constructed a very impressive piece and if you're looking for a fun afternoon with jokes you've never heard before, you should strongly consider seeing them. They know what they're doing and they're doing it right. The applause said it all.

Reviews by Kayleigh Blair

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A slick hour of sulky sketches from brand new comedic dream-team, including presidents of last year's Cambridge Footlights and Leeds Tealights. Previous praise includes: 'If you're choosing one show to represent the breakneck-paced sketch genre, make it this one!' **** (List). 'A real highlight of this Fringe's comedy line-up' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Guaranteed to make your cheeks hurt from laughter' ***** (EdFringeReview). Book now.