Best Boy (Best Boy)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
Best Boy are sketch duo Charlie Mizon and Dan Smith, whose comedic personae have them bickering about each other’s relative comedic merits throughout this lively show. They have a nice line in audience participation and muck about merrily with the fourth wall to deconstruct their own stuff; both elements come back in a finale which constitutes a pretty memorable call-back. It’s rather darker than the jaunty mid-afternoon slot might lead you to expect – once or twice to a needless fault in fact. Dunno about “best”, but with a fun recurring riff of sponsored routines, a belting card ‘trick’, lots of good gags (a few clunkers too, mind) and cracking timing, it’s pretty good.
Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]