Idiots of Ants (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Idiots of Ants

A patchy affair that works beautifully in places

At least the second show this Fringe to feature a drummer being fired via the medium of his band’s songwriting, this latest über-hi-tech offering from the IoA is a patchy affair that works beautifully in places (the sound effects sketch; the teeth-brushing scene) but is let down by an array of poor choices. Ultimately, their ambition to fully stretch themselves through technology is threatening to dilute their impact.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 8.25pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50).

Idiots of Ants: The Red Button

  • 3 stars

Following 2009’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination, three sell-out Edinburgh festivals and appearing alongside John Cleese at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Ants (BBC1, BBC2, E4, Radio 4 and Chortle 'best sketch act' award winners) return from their UK tour with their fourth brand new full-length comedy show.