Love Sick (3 stars)

This article is from 2015

Love Sick

Hilarious, if faulty, alien-based sketch show

What is love? Two wacky aliens have come to earth to find out, and their faulty methodology yields some hilarious, if not entirely helpful results. Dressed in lycra leotards and terrible wigs, a male and female (though this is not made entirely clear) bumble their way through earth’s bizarre and baffling mating customs and dating rituals.

All In – the name of the duo behind the show – do awkward comedy at its most weird. There are (hilarious) awkward silences, (hilarious) animal mating calls, and (hilarious) sex scenes, all involving various bizarre props. It’s surreal, funny and probably an all-too accurate portrayal of what we earthlings look like from the outside.

A few bits drop the energy considerably and weigh the show down, such as the mutual cross-dressing sketch in the middle – it goes on too long and feels too pointed, at odds with the almost joyfully random feel of the rest of the hour. But the ad-libbing is great, the audience participation is gross, and the rest of the show a very silly, left-field look at what makes us tick 'down there'.

Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 30 Aug (not 17), 7pm, £8.50-£9.50.

Love Sick

  • 3 stars

All in Winner of Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe awards 2014. Two alien ambassadors have travelled millions of miles to find out if love is the drug they need to save their dying planet but what on Earth is love? 'Behind all of the buffoonery (and there's a lot) are two clear, sharp and utterly brilliant comic minds…