Flapjack Cadillac Joins the Fringe sketch comedy brigade with a sixty very silly minutes of fun
I don't really know what's happening but there seems to be a surge of sketch comedy in this year's Fringe circuit. Wasn't there always a lot of improv? And cabarets? And stand up acts disguised as solo shows? I admit that I have always craved a little more dramatic writing in the Fringe comedy world and finally I'm salivating with satisfied hunger as hoards of talented sketch comedy writers make their way onto the Fringe scene.
Flapjack Cadillac is a sketch troupe from Montreal made up of the very funny Shane Adamczak, Jo Willers and Al Lafrance. Their current Fringe show Bananaramallamadingdong premiered last year and has been in development ever since. Now, a year and a half after it's inception, the troupe is performing the show again, this time on steroids, as they feature some of the best work they've ever done. With an absolute dose of funny and just the right amount of edge, this show is targeted directly towards making you laugh. The success of the piece fumes from the troupe's dedication to the audience. That's really the pay off of watching a comedy show: Unlike straight theatre, comedy is written with the audience's needs in mind. This show is a great example of the writer sacrificing narrative ambitions for audience payoff. Here, there are a few recurring characters and themes but mostly the vignettes are perfectly tailored to meet the audience's needs. What do we need? We need to laugh and Flapjack Cadillac will do whatever it takes to make that happen. "Of course, we also make a point of making a huge mess", Lafrance tells me. "Everybody loves making a mess, or watching someone make a mess. So we're happy to oblige." It's all for you. They're running around, acting hysterically, causing a riot. And it's all for you. And they're so good at it.
Bananaramallamadingdong has four more performances. Don't miss out!
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Bananaramallamadingdong runs at Spanish Club Espanol June 17-18 and 20-21.
All ticket and booking information here.