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Sketch Thieves


Sketch Thieves

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
Main Room: AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 shows at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Made into a BBC television pilot. 'Brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'Truly electric' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'You simply must see this show. It would be foolish not too.' ***** (Bunbury Magazine). 'A superb treat ... no wonder the room was packed.' ***** (North East Theatre Guide).

News and Reviews for this Show

August 15, 2019    Three Weeks

Don’t worry – the thievery in this show is all consensual. Four sketch groups volunteer to perform a slice of their material in the first half, and then for the second they have to attempt to perform each other’s. Will Mars’ spin-off from his successful ‘Joke Thieves’ stand-up compilation show, this proves to be a riotous hour of improvisation and adaptation. We saw sketch groups Northern Power Blouse, Bad Clowns, Two Little Dickheads and Double Denim put themselves through the thievery wringer, and given how different their respective styles were, seeing the jokes of one group through the lens of another proved to be both funny and genuinely interesting. If you go, get there early – our performance was packed out. Click Here For Review