Marny Godden Is One Tooth (3 stars)

This article is from 2017

Marny Godden Is One Tooth

Existential and anarchic freewheeling fun from the ex-Grandee

One Tooth, a punk of indeterminate gender, is questioning their place in the world, and why we are here. Formerly one third of the sketch nonsense merchants The Grandees, for the last three years Godden has been performing solo. She still favours an anarchic attitude to comedy, ludicrous scenarios and a hotchpotch of odd props, with the result being a whole load of freewheeling fun.

Relatively willing volunteers are grabbed from the crowd to help out our unconventional hero and there's also a bit of good natured corpsing from Godden which only serves to add to the camaraderie in the room.

The tale is wonderfully silly, and peppered with many off-the-wall moments and bizarre characters, while the sound cues will probably stay in your head for the rest of the day. In fact, newly formed punk band TCP should probably consider staying together and recording something. Warning: contains some pogoing, which may provoke happy flashbacks for people of a certain age.

Heroes @ The Hive, until 27 Aug (not 16), 3.45pm, £5 or Pay What You Want.

Marny Godden is One Tooth

  • 3 stars

Marny Godden A toothless punk wakes one morning and asks herself the all-important question: why are we here? Expect cod philosophy, serious attitude and a chicken going on. Marny Godden is one of the most joyful and original voices in British comedy. Whether it be in her live shows or onscreen performances, her rag-tag…