Warick Arts Centre
A sort of greatest hits show, one of the not for radio versions that Aunty is allegedly not happy about. Across 2 45 minute sessions we got “One Song To The Tune of Another”, “Pick Up Songs”, “Swanee Kazoo”, “Uxbridge English Dictionary”, “84 Chicken Cross Road”and of course “Mornington Crescent”. Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy provided some laugh out loud moments although producer Jon Naismith delivered the best outright joke in the warm up. I’m one of the few that prefers Jack Dee to Humph and his deadpan delivery was one of the best parts of the show
What took the edge off a little for me was the lack of spontaneity – some of what was delivered had been broadcast before and there was little real interplay between the cast. The round “In My Pants” – where Dee says “In My Pants” as a response to anything the rest of the cast say died on its arse and was rightly abandoned fairly quickly by Dee, and the “Just A Minute” round. The “Give US A Clue” sequence was done with some brio which made me wonder if the teams really didn’t know » Continue Reading.