A Comedy – Brown Council
If you’ve read the description for A Comedy, you have a fairly good idea of what its about to do. The show attempts to expose the malicious, dark humour and makes you wonder just what kind of person you are for laughing at a show where people are doing incredibly awkward/embarrassing things; so that you can laugh at them.
I must admit, I didn’t fully understand what the show was about till roughly 40mins in to my first sitting; and it takes A LOT of self coaxing to willingly throw a tomato at a performer on stage. But that’s when you kind of realize that what the show is about… I think!
These are endurance shows in more ways than one; the show starts at 7pm, and you are able to enter or leave on the hour, however the show does not stop. They do a quick sweep of the floor, change hosts and say hello to their new guests while people are departing. If you only stay for one show, you do not fully experience this show. I can not stress that enough, YOU MUST STAY.
Audience participation (which is always a little daunting for me) is a big part of the show. My guest and I were selected a couple of times to get involved. He pushed a cream pie into one of the performers faces while I got involved in an awkward 3 way cream pie extravaganza which resulted in my face and hair completely covered in whipped cream. Big props to @OohLala_says from @vitalstheatreco for being on hand with the wet ones. THANK YOU!
These young ladies work so damn hard, they perform non-stop for 4 hours and they are always on. You will be wondering what the heck is going on, but stay with it. They are amazing women. My favorite acts were Dancing Monkey and Slap Stick & Cream Pie (purely because I got involved LOL). The ending is a little odd, but is the perfect point to remember what you are doing there.
A Comedy by Brown Council is playing a VERY limited run of dates at Queens Theatre (Playhouse Lane) on the following dates: 4, 5, 9 & 11 March. Tickets here.