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FRISKY & MANNISH Pop-comedy mash-ups from Corcoran and Jones
For those who think that the comedy world is merely folks holding onto a mic while hanging on to their nerves as they proceed to tell jokes, stories and puns, Frisky & Mannish are the kind of act who dispel all such myths.
Formed in 2008, legend has it that F&M tore the roof off a friend’s fundraising gig with four musical pastiches they’d knocked up on the hoof and the rest is musical-comedy history. Their new show, Just Too Much, is believed
For one thing, there’s their own description of their shtick: it’s a (deep breath) ‘popmusicy, seriocomic, mashparodic, stereophonic, LOUD, vaudevillian, sketchcabaret, throwback, current, oldfangled, newfashioned, bapsbotty infotainment’. Well, it simply has to be in the comedy genre as the Fringe programme hasn’t invented a section with that name just yet.
to be ‘packed tighter than Robin Thicke’s crotchal region’ which bears little thinking about. Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Mannish (Matthew Floyd Jones) claim to be all grown- up with a barely conscious recoupling which marks the beginning of a new pop-comedy era. Those are bold claims, people. (Brian Donaldson) ■ Òran Mór, Glasgow, Mon 21 Sep.
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