Delete The Banjax (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Delete The Banjax

Hyped foursome not quite there yet

Having won over the crowds at last year’s Free Fringe, much was expected of Delete the Banjax with this, their debut paid-for August show. But as much as the quartet try, and boy do they try hard, their Pappy-like mucking-about and wild-eyed enthusiasm don’t quite save the day. Without resorting to colour-coded garments, as a collective they do have a reasonably distinctive look (a beardy, a lady, a gawky tall one and a gawkier, even taller one), and the foursome eke as much as fun as they can out of their actorly and musical talents, greeting the audience like long-lost chums. Such an opening could have led to an intriguing dark twist; but no, it seems they were just greeting us like long-lost chums.

Skits about a Scouse mime artist and the relationship counsellors with (guess what) their own relationship problems should have been binned at their first read-through, though the material about elephants, polar bears and goldfish were the most successful. Perhaps an instance of too much too soon.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 5.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Delete the Banjax...and you!

  • 2 stars

'The underground hit of Ed Fringe 09' (Guardian) return to do a show for you; come and enjoy their subtly surreal sketches, characters and songs. 'A dynamic display of infectiously fast-paced comedy... word is getting around about 'Delete The Banjax'' ★★★★ (; 'Hilarious' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks); 'An inventive…


1. becca leed14 Aug 2010, 9:45pm Report

I went to see Delete the Banjax on the strength of a 4 star review I recently read. I don't know what this guy is on about.
Delete the Banjax are worth all the hype and more. Go and decide for yourself.

2. Rob Calden15 Aug 2010, 11:45am Report

I thought they were amazing, worth at least the 4 stars they've got elsewhere. Agree with the first comment.

3. casualkilt19 Aug 2010, 1:44pm Report

Strong show with lots of fun and original sketches. I really loved it and I am still smiling now. This guy couldn't review an annual!

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