Office keyboard comedy
This article is from 2011.
One of the great pleasures of the Fringe is witnessing all the flyering tactics of cast members – the chap from Hit Comet got us with ‘Do like Mad Men?’ (Yes, we do). ‘It’s like that but for the music industry.’ Half an hour later we’re sitting in the Bedlam Theatre with an office stage-set in front of us, the New York skyline blind turning out to be the show’s only similarity to Don Draper.
Regardless, Hit Comet entertained, depicting four hapless record label workers who, in their search to pen the next number one, tap out hilariously formulaic keyboard and guitar tunes. From the musical duo of ‘creatives’ searching for a topical issue to sing about (obesity) to a cameo from an up-and-coming artist sporting a hat made of loads of sunglasses the show ended in a full cast jamming session, leaving their undeniably wrong but catchy hit record careering around our heads all afternoon.
Bedlam Theatre, 225 9873, until 27 Aug, 3.15pm, £7 (£5.50). hitcomet.co.uk