The two gents are clearly enthusiastic about their respective beverages and each offer up interesting drinking facts, humorous alcohol anecdotes and attempt to tap into why we love to drink.
There were only a handful of people and this definitely didn’t help the show move along, every time the comedians attempted to work the room they received little to no support. McDowdswell and McTavish are two genuinely nice blokes and the sort you expect to see down your local getting drunk and swapping stories, which is exactly how the show unfolds. The structure is odd and each comedian appears on stage three times with ten minute sets, which hinders the shows rhythm; the awkward shuffling on and off the stage became distracting. The two have one moment where they work together, inviting people to take part in a game to guess which bizarre names for alcohol are true and false, but even this was not well received, offering mostly silence.
The highlight of the show comes from McTavish’s final act in which he acts out a Thursday night “quiet drink” while downing an assortment of alcohol on stage. The booze is definitely flowing, but at a disproportionate level to the comedy and without the steady support of some kind of spirit (perhaps nonalcoholic) the show is really rather tedious.