Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show (3 stars)

This article is from 2012

Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show

Fifty minutes of fart, bum, booger

The scatological stage is one that all pre-schoolers go through, and Mr Snot Bottom’s hour of fart-bum-eugh gags is cunningly calculated to get as many hot-button words into 50 minutes as is humanly possible.

He is a fit Australian chap with a whiff of Wiggo in the facial hair and a parallel vocabulary of fart noises. Assisting him is Phlegm, who has a very cool haircut for a gob of mucous, and Derek the human hankie, who rips off his bogey-covered kaftan to reveal a pink tutu.

The show lacks what discerning parents might recognise as a viable narrative arc. It sags in places and leaps from sub Mr Bean slapstick to visual gags (including a great one with a toy phone). It gets more conceptual when Phlegm is desperate to sing a nursery rhyme, but Mr Snot Bottom intervenes on health and safety grounds. Incey Wincey Spider prompts a full-scale arachnophobia attack. Why, he asks, did Humpty Dumpty not just sit on a chair? He’s an egg? No wonder he falls off the wall.

Then it’s straight back to the Fart Gallery.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 26 Aug (not 13 & 20–22), 11am, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

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Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show

  • 3 stars

A deeeesssgusting kids comedian brimming with the topics kids love: boogers, bottoms, pop-offs and smells! Expect gross gags, horrible stories and just wrong routines in this rollercoaster ride of weirdness! Little boys love Mr Snot Bottom and little girls love to tell him off! Be repulsed by the story of the great…

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