Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Two - This Time It’s Similar (3 stars)

Cornish rappers' show a fun farce interspersed with the odd catchy tune

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This article is from 2013.

Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Two - This Time It’s Similar

They say you should write about what you know; well if Cornwall natives Hedluv and Passman’s show is anything to go by, then this saying also applies to rapping. The regional rapper’s playlist predominantly revolves around all things Cornish and slightly mundane from their beloved Cornish Pasties to that painfully popular British topic of conversation, the weather. Hedluv manages to bring a whole new meaning to ‘busting a move,’ by frequently bursting into thoroughly entertaining and overzealous freestyle dancing fits.

“We’re not comedians.” Passman reveals. They were simply mistaken for a comedy duo but claim to be serious performers who will take any gig, even if it’s the wrong genre. It soon becomes abundantly clear that the tragic two-piece, although keen for a record deal, aren’t entirely sure how to conduct themselves on stage and their whole set ends up being a bit of a farce interspersed with the odd catchy tune.

Unfortunately the decision to repeat their self-proclaimed best material from the start of the act again at the end just comes across like an attempt to pad out the show.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 26 Aug, 11.30pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

This article is from 2013.

Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Two: This Time It's Similar

  • 3 stars

hedluv and passman. Having got some decent quotes last year, the pair return in order to make use out of them. 'Freakily funny and oddly mesmerising' (Guardian). 'The perfect Fringe show' (Rhys Darby). 'A malicious trap for late night punters' (Fest). 'Disturbingly funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Like a giant shared…

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