Completely bizarre, the Dog-Eared Collective held nothing back in their unrelenting comedy set which had everything from detective lives of Beethoven and Bach to Glasgow’s 2022 Olympic bid. Doing all their own stunts in the enlightening ‘The Power of Ten’ (things you didn’t know you could manage in ten seconds) the show was packed with energy from start to finish as they raced through sketch after sketch at astonishing speed.
Paddington Bear’s rapping skills and questionable side-line profit making were some of the many original and unexpected inspirations for their routines which had the audience in fits. Audience interaction played a large and very amusing part in their show and bridged the gap between them and us to make everything just a bit funnier. As always, some jokes went down better than others and there were some very odd live dictionary definitions which took a little more concentration to figure out. However, their clever lyrics in tribute to a dead squirrel and their ‘Dark Arts and Crafts’ extracurricular group were particularly witty sketches.
Nothing was particularly mind-blowing, but it was funny. They had some great puns and original ideas which made up a very well put together show. They were loud, energetic and laughed in the face of all that is serious.