Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic'
One moment of surrealist brilliance can't compensate for lack of comedic guile
This article is from 2011.
Asides from one moment of surrealist brilliance, the current Footlights batch patently don’t have a Key or Fry among them, as they cut a swathe through far too many sketches. Their ‘borrowing’ of the Marx Brothers mirror sequence only serves to prove that technical ability can never compensate for a lack of comedic guile.
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