Bread and Geller: Prime Time (3 stars)

This article is from 2018

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

credit: Kris Wood

Left field and everyday observations merge in solid sketch hour

Prime Time is the debut Fringe show from the runners up of this year's Sketch Off, the national competition to find the best sketch act. And it's no surprise they were noticed as this is a very well-executed show. Value for money, too, as the skits whizz by at a right old rate.

Ellie Ross and Andrew Bloomer have a great chemistry and instinctive quality, with their tight performance skills very much on display in the mafia scene where boss, doomed colleague, henchmen and daughter are all played by the duo. The ideas are largely split between the observational and off-the-wall. In some places they pick up nicely on the familiar, such as those who have become so consumed by their Fitbit that they've taken to obsessively measuring their heartbeats.

In other sections they're also good at spotting a more left field observation: how Minnie Riperton's high vocal at the end of 'Loving You' came about is one such high point. There are a few times when some sketches aren't quite as strong as others, but nevertheless Bread and Geller are well worth an hour of your time.

Just the Tonic at The Caves, until 26 Aug (not 13), 12.10pm, £5 in advance or donation at the venue.

Bread and Geller

  • 3 stars

Exuberant comedy duo.