The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D) (4 stars)

This article is from 2016

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

Gut-achingly funny; a show full of slap-stick sketches that all the family will enjoy

This two-man show more than lives up to its promise of entertaining all the family. Children and adults alike were rolling about with laughter when the entire audience got a chance to join in the action by hurling 'aliens' (aka towels) at the stage.

Look out for the explanation of a film rating system; it's one you may never have previously encountered. An audition for the movie, Curse of the Backpack also leads to great hilarity, as does the renaming of famous movies. Everybody fell about on hearing of 'Ironing Man' – one of many new and improved titles.

Mild revulsion warred with laughter as The Listies ran through their repertoire; the laughter won out every time.

The guys were able to switch character using just a few props and the odd change of costume. A ghost, a granny, a camera man and a would-be Batman all found their way into the action.

The show neutralised that saccharine feeling most parents will recognise from watching kids' movies. Most of the worst offenders are featured here, with Frozen high up on the list.

Even if you're not normally a fan of toilet humour or slapstick, this is a show that will get you laughing.

Assembly Roxy, until 21 Aug, 2.45pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8).

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

  • 4 stars

The Listies Australia's favourite kids' comedians, The Listies, return to Edinburgh with their best show yet. This fast-paced hour of family fun includes haunted backpacks, ninja grans, vomiting puppets, alien attacks, toilet-paper cannons and an actual 6D movie filmed every show. Stuffed with all the high-brow things…