The Jonny and Joe Show (3 stars)

This article is from 2008

Hanging loose with sketches and site-specific silliness

It’s one thing to concoct a brilliant idea (a meeting headed up by executives who are afraid of ghosts, unsure what petty cash is and hellbent on finding a missing mug) another is to pull it off. The trio collectively known as the House of Windsor are proving that their vision of silliness is currently being matched by a playful talent. Escaping the shirt and tie, Bird had been concentrating on the Chortle Student Comedy Award final (he came second) while Sweet and Thomas have been playing around some more in The Jonny and Joe Show though others might call it ‘dicking about’.

Somewhat looser than in their 2006 Fringe sketch debut The Future, Sweet and Thomas are clearly having a blast. Scenes of wanton violence and senseless audience participation are bookended by a discordant signature tune, showing the pair fully relaxing into their partnership and getting to grips with their burgeoning and totally deserved cult status.

The Jonny and Joe Show, Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 8.10pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

The Jonny and Joe Show

  • 3 stars

Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet have fun in their latest sketch show. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.