To be Continued comedy improv – 3rd February, City Cafe, Edinburgh.
By Chiara Pannozzo
“You make the game what it is,” uttered Sam Irving, one fifth of the improvisational comedy troupe ‘To Be Continued’ as he addressed his audience at The City Cafe last night.
In their first show of 2011, the troupe cleverly teamed audience participation with exceptional wit to produce a show that had me laughing uncontrollably. The show itself was based around a series of games, many of which focused on the day to day humdrum of life, infused with not so ordinary situations and scenarios, such as Nando Fresquez and Lauren Berning ranting about flesh coloured underwear.
Paddy Hare had me doubled over with his interpretation of a brussel sprout loving professor from Yemen, complete with obligatory incomprehensible accent, whilst Paul McEwan gave an excellent portrayal of a glamorous assistant during the game show round.
Despite battling through Edinburgh’s fierce winds and vertical rain, this was a very enjoyable way to spend a Thursday evening, which is still making me giggle whilst I write this review.
If you missed the belly aching talents of ‘To Be Continued’, you can catch them again on Thursday 17th February at the Canon’s Gait pub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Tickets cost £5/£4 for students, or book through www.tbcimprov.co.uk