I’m expecting our next show to be one of the funniest things we will see this year! It’s Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah, at White Belly @ Underbelly, 66 Cowgate, at 21:50 on Thursday 25th. Let’s look at the blurb: “Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2015. Over four million hits on YouTube. Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. Book early. ***** (Irish Examiner). ***** (Irish Times). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Edinburgh Festivals). ‘These lads are hilarious’ (Jason Byrne). ‘Very funny’ (Rowan Atkinson). ‘An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Quite simply, a sensation’ (Edinburgh Festivals).”
Although they’ve apparently been selling out the Fringe since 2009, I’d never heard of them until an Irish friend came to stay for the weekend a few weeks ago and introduced us to their brilliant comedy videos. Very much looking forward to this one! Check back around 11pm for our instant feedback, and by then the preview blog for our final show of the day should be available to read too.
What can I say about this joyous hour of comedy? The guys are full of fun and present us with several, original, nonsensically funny sketches. More than that – there’s quite a lot of audience participation, so if you sit near the front you may well get picked on, like me… I ended up being: the Ping Pong ball boy, the fourth person in a one man theatrical play, a real live smartphone and Lanyard man! It felt like I was hardly ever off the stage! Fortunately it seemed to go well. I loved it – would happily watch it again! Very funny and highly recommended!