The Oxford Revue: Etch a Sketch (2 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Despite a confident, animated performance from the Oxford troupe, the series of sketches on offer may curl the corners of your mouth, but fall short of a hearty laugh. At best, incisive irony comes through in a handful of the sketches; at worst – and more often than not – punchlines are disappointingly predictable and fail to push any kind of envelope.

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Oxford Revue: Etch a Sketch

  • 2 stars

Oxford University's celebrated sketch comedy group returns for another knockout punch. Alumni from almost 50 years of comedy include Michael Palin, Al Murray, Alan Bennett and many more. 'Expect the unexpected. Only hilarity is guaranteed' (Daily Info, 2009).

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