Heres the pitch and dont run away: a Victorian-themed Shooting Stars with two insane Victorian aristocrats in the roles of Vic and Bob.Still here? Good. This is forty-five minutes of guaranteed hilarity. The man behind this insanity, Alex Genn-Bash, is also the creative genius behind 2007s sell-out Victorian-zombie musical Famished. Its a brutally funny themed game-show which has already built up a cult audience who are more than happy to get involved and clearly keep coming back for more. The jokes are spot on, the improvised banter with the audience masterful, and the rounds . Well, lets just say you arent expecting them to go where they do with this. My major problem is that the show is in an unfortunate venue (Cs Cabaret Bar) that sometimes makes it difficult for the hosts to control the room. But, aside from that, Take the Empire! is intensely witty, gloriously silly, absolutely ridiculous and very, very funny.