One Man Breaking Bad

When Breaking Bad came to an end at season five, everyone thought that this would be it for the franchise. However, die-hard fans fear not. Miles Allen has created a rip-roaringly witty show where enthusiasts can come together and relive their favourite characters and moments throughout the five seasons in 60 minutes.

He has clearly studied these characters to within an inch of their life as by a slight head movement or a change in annunciation the characters are immediately identifiable.

What would seem like an impossible task - to condense a highly intense, long and complex show down into a bitesize comedy snippet - is helped by the removal of large chunks of the narrative as he focuses more on the impersonations of the main characters. This is where we see Allen’s true love and devotion for the show. He has clearly studied these characters to within an inch of their life as by a slight head movement or a change in annunciation the characters are immediately identifiable. What makes the show so enjoyable to watch is his exaggeration of these character personality traits such as turning Skylar White into a hyperbole of a crazy eyed, ‘moody bitch’ woman and Hank Schrader into an inflated macho ball of stupidity. There was more room within his impersonations to push their absurd and comical nature even further, but his clear obsession and wanting to remain faithful to the show hinders him.

Allen isn’t afraid to weave other famous franchises outside of Breaking Bad into the show to add fuel to the comedy. Highlights included his demonstration of how Jesse Pinkman’s catchphrase ‘Bitch’ would work for other characters such as Gollum or Marty Mcfly and his rendition of Breaking Bad sings Wrecking Ball were real crowd pleasers.

With its fast pace and high energy, knowledge of the show is essential otherwise you will easily get lost. This and the fact that it contains around five hundred spoilers means that this is for hard core fans only, not amateurs as Allen humorously points out at the beginning, ‘if you’ve not seen the show before than why did you come bitches!’

Reviews by Emily Blackwell

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Sixty Awesome Episodes. One Awesome Show. Yo!

Join us on a rip roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made.

LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring.

With over a million hits on YouTube, and sell-out runs at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Allen’s incredible impersonations break all six seasons down into one, exhilarating, uproarious tour-de-force parody performance.

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