Jigsaw - Gettin' Jiggy (4 stars)

This article is from 2012

Jigsaw - Gettin' Jiggy

Top sketch comedy from Dan Antopolski, Nat Luurtsema and Tom Craine

After a successful Fringe debut last year, the troupe return with another offering of what has to be one of the fastest-paced sketch shows about. Some skits last less than a minute before we’re plunged into the next. Stand-ups Dan Antopolski (the veteran as well as the absurdist of the group), Nat Luurtsema and Tom Craine combine perfectly to produce a thoroughly enjoyable hour of energy and invention.

The predominant attributes here are a strong sense of the silly – there’s much running away backstage with arms in the air – plus plenty of toilet humour with the show owning more than its fair share of references to shit, cocks and semen. In anyone else’s hands (pardon the imagery) that could be a bad thing, but in theirs the ideas are so off-the-wall and delivered with such vigour that it all feels incredibly fresh and innovative.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 4.45pm, £8.50--£9.50 (£7--£8).

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Jigsaw: Gettin' Jiggy

  • 4 stars

Dan Antopolski (Triple Perrier nominee), Tom Craine (The Times Top 5) and Nat Luurtsema (Chortle nominee), stars of Live At The Electric (BBC3) and Sketchorama (Radio 4) return after last year's sell-out debut smash. 'Full pelt sketch comedy… makes the Fast Show look languid' (Guardian). 'A super group … have made the…

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