G3: The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

G3: The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek

The damp, scruffy interior of The Caves seems like the ideal location for this brave and occasionally sinister sketch show. As accomplished actors, the members of G3, are able to effortlessly embody the many characters they create, ranging from a scarecrow to a paedophile. However, the trio's comic achievements are undermined by the show's disjointed atmosphere, stimulating an audience frustration that's ultimately hard to shake off.

Just the Tonic @ The Caves, 208 0882, until 30 Aug, 4.10pm, £6.50-£10.50 (£8-£9.50).

G3 - The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek

  • 3 stars

Hysterical sketch comedy. Great characters, surrealism, silliness, 80's power ballads and 90's icons. With individual comedy credits from 'Little Britain' to 'Run Fatboy Run' not to mention a Fringe First - guaranteed hilarity!

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2. Helen1 Sep 2010, 11:56am Report

On the day I saw this, there were no stag parties in, just a varied group of people including some with children.

This was the second worst thing I saw all Fringe (out of around 70 shows), after Sam Simmons. After all the hype I expected something of the standard of the excellent Penny Dreadfuls, but I was to be sorely let down.

The GG&G seem to have no clue who their target audience is. The level of comedy is so predictable and puerile that you think it must be aimed at small children, but the language and subject matter of some sketches then makes you think it can't be.

The vast, vast majority of the 'sketches' were just rehashes of tired cliches at best and completely bewildering pointlessness at worst. I can't imagine the three of them sat down together to plan this show and not one of them thought, hang on, is this not maybe a bit shit?

The three were extremely unlikeable, and their characters poorly thought out and acted.

I got out a notepad and pretended I was reviewing the show, just so that I could doodle on my pad and stop watching. Had I not been right on the inside of a row, I'd have got up and left.

Absolutely appalling waste of time. Their massive appeal is as mysterious to me as that of Kevin Bridges. I guess a lot of people just like lazy, tired, cliched crap.

3. MARK FREEDMAN12 Aug 2011, 2:00pm Report

just seen this stupid woman's comment! the kevin bridges comment is a good berometre of how removed from most people's sense of humour this woman is. don't like kevin bridges ey? obviously its the rest of us (the millions of people who do like kevin bridges) that have the sense of humour problem. saw the ginge geordie geek show in 2009, 2010 and this year and they were all brilliant, but then there's always one weirdo in every crowd.

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