The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise (4 stars)

This article is from 2019

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Andy Hollingworth

Solid and silly character fun from rising duo

Bored of overpriced, non-entertaining entertainment? You should consider a holiday at Ginster's, where Salmon Coats welcome you to play bingo and enter meat raffles, all at competitive prices. Dressed in matching pale-pink blazers, Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill are The Delightful Sausage, a dynamite double act from Yorkshire providing regular belly laughs through their smart Northern character comedy, partly set in a pub called The Cannon and Ball.

But behind all the wide grins, unwanted sexual advances and passive aggressive instructions to chalet dwellers, all is not well. 'Christopher Louise' (the full title he gets onstage) is worried that it's curtains for his comedy career, nicely noting that's it's not the best time to be a straight white man in the light entertainment industry. Meanwhile, Amy has been offered an opportunity to spread her wings and go solo with her 'lady comedy' in the bright lights of the Keighley Fringe.

This is solid comedy if you're into funny nonsense of the Vic and Bob style. A pay-what-you-want gem in a basement, featuring mild seaside smut, beautiful Hull vowels, and a terrifying kids mascot called Colonel Whippy, from a couple of very likeable prats with talent in (buckets and) spades.

Monkey Barrel, until 25 Aug (not 13), noon, £5–£7 in advance or donations at the venue.

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

  • 4 stars

The Delightful Sausage Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. This time the perennial bad lads of Icklewick are at Ginster’s Paradise, a holiday camp unlike any other. Surreal shenanigans, unsettling illustrations and a staycation adventure you’ll never forget! ‘Very…