Ed Weeks Variety’, The
This article is from 2006.
This sketch show centres round Ed Weeks, a nerdy, needy manboy, very ably supported by Sophie and Matt who are in turn the object of his desire and the foil for his ‘charm’ - and who end up bearing the brunt of his lack of social skills. Each sketch had a different theme and some have interconnection. The material on the whole is fast and pacy and whereas most of the situations contained clever and amusing wordplay, a couple (‘headmaster’ and ‘nuclear’ sketches) were a bit contrived. But having said that, I would have to say that out of an hour, at least 45 minutes contained better than average, original and witty writing. (Gordy McCue)
Pleasance Cellar, until 28 Aug (not 14 & 21) 2.10pm.