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Foil, Arms & Hog, Ducks © Stephen Gallagher

Foil, Arms and Hog at Udderbelly Festival, 16 June

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Next Thursday, comedy sketch trio Foil, Arms and Hog perform their second of three dates at Udderbelly Festival on the South Bank.  The Irish comedians have a cult following, gathering hundreds of thousands of hits for the entertaining videos they post on YouTube every Thursday.  

After meeting eight years ago at university, they’ve been around the Irish comedy scene for a while, earned rave reviews for their Edinburgh shows and are now looking to break the UK.  

Cora Robertson went to their last show at Udderbelly Festival in April to see what the boys have to offer and reported back for What’s On London.

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Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere. Udderbelly Festival.

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Gina Yashere, Gina Yashere, Gina Yashere, from Mock The Week. Gina Yashere, Gina Yashere, Gina Yashere from another episode of Mock The Week. She’s done other things for the telebox of course, but endless repeats of Mock The Week certainly stick in the mind like an oversized thumb. Speaking of things jabbing the mind’s eye like an oversized thumb, the pattern on Gina’s shirt was an absolute cracker. I know, I know, you came here for a comedy review not a second-rate Vogue article. But seriously, what an eye-catching piece of clothing it was. I would have taken a photo, but in this particular instance I hope you’ll settle for my words and their innate ability to speak a thousand pictures.

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Abandoman

Abandoman. Moonrock Boombox.

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Music and comedy have always been interesting, and slightly anxious, bedfellows. When they come together, the margins for success and failure often seem significantly heightened. If the audio possesses a vague sense of musicality, and the joke has some semblance of potency, then a good time is likely to be had by those viewing the performance. If, however, the joke lacks a punch or the sound is inaudibly naff, then the whole premise comes crashing down like a house of cards, or a shed of napkins. With that in mind, the nerve-jangling introduction of improvisation into tonight’s mix shows that, at the very least, ‘Abandoman’ have some big cojones.

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Category: Comedy