I may have found a contender for my favourite show at Edinburgh
Pleasance Kings Dome has a gem of a show at 22:00. Late Night Gimp Fight, for the uninitiatied, is a five man sketch show. The men in question are middle aged, completely comfortable flashing private body parts to the audience, and believe that every person has an inner gimp inside them. Sounds good, right?
The sketches are amazingly funny, highly original, and use video and singing as well as pure acting. The audience participation is great: 2 members were given a nerf gun and told they’d know to use it “when the time is right”. I thought that it would just be if you thought their sketch was rubbish, but the actual need was even better…
The change over between sketches are filled by creative- if not low budget- video clips, often taking favourite film scenes and inserting the gimps.
I first saw this group at a Not Now Bernard event, and ever since them I have been gagging to see a full show. I cannot express enough my joy at finally seeing grown men climb through the audience half-clothed!
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll question if their joke went too far, then laugh anyway. *****