The Edinburgh Fringe 3-Nighter – Who Shot Hitler?

Who Shot HitlerOur penultimate show of the day is the Banana Collective in Who Shot Hitler? It’s categorised under Comedy Sketch/Absurdist, and that’s more or less what I’m expecting – something you might see late night at the weekend on Channel 4. This is how it’s described: “Join exciting sketch group, The Banana Collective, as they journey through time – via 1980s TV show Law of the Land, easily the best anachronistic neo-noir detective procedural of its day – to answer the question that has never been asked … and some sketches.” I’m expecting thorough silliness, and hoping that it will be really funny. It starts at 22:20 at Just the Tonic at the Mash House, and I hope to be back with some reaction shortly after it finishes, around 11.30pm. Hopefully the preview of our final show of the day will be online then too.

Not many in to see Who Killed Hitler, which is a big shame, as it would have been much funnier with a decent audience. As it is, it’s a sketch show with some hits and some misses, but the hits are very funny and the misses perfectly forgivable. The second half was ruined (too strong a word? No not really) by two p*ssed up girls who thought they were much funnier than the performers and weren’t afraid to show it. The way the guys carried on despite them was worthy of a medal. Very likeable performers, I’d like to see them do something else – definitely worth the benefit of the doubt.

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