The List Operators for Kids prepare for the Edinburgh Fringe
- Amy Russell
- 29 July 2010
This article is from 2010.
Aussie comic duo out for fun without the moral lesson
The List Operators for Kids have taken Australia by storm and are now preparing to face the Fringe with a show that dares to be funny, energetic, rude and absolutely 100% not educational in the slightest.
Double act Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are set on a comedy that’s simply fun and not trying to push a moral lesson. ‘We’re more into the idea that we can do a really, really entertaining show for kids,’ says Kelly, ‘and not try and talk down to them and not have to teach them stuff.’
Using lists to kick-start the humour (of boring and not boring animals, of words people call their Nan, the list goes on … ) the show aims to get a giggle from young and old alike. ‘We want everyone to have a good time,’ says Higgins, and with a target age range of ‘five to 500 million’ they really do mean everyone.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 7–31 Aug (not 17), 2.30pm, £9 (£8). Previews 4-6 Aug, 2.30pm, £5.