Slap And Giggle: Redrawn

Slap And Giggle: Redrawn. Image shows from L to R: Sid Wick, James Bennison.

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Sketch show starring Sid Wick and James Bennison performed on the following days in August 2012...

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Slap & Giggle present their new nonsensical sketchy offerings, including John Lennon's 21st Century comeback attempts, the seemingly endless investigations of the Cluedo Police, the ill conceived concept-designs of Walt Disney, and every single 'Ken' known to mankind, all crammed into an hour of surreal misery and evil-genius level irreverence.

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Award winning Manchester-based comedy double-act Sid Wick and James Bennison return to the Edinburgh Fringe for their 3rd year.

This year, following the sell-out success of their first foray into a sketch show 2011's Manchester Comedy Festival, the duo have decided to bring a new dedicated sketch show to the Edinburgh Festival to run alongside their more familiar narrative character comedy show Retrial.

In Redrawn, Sid and James present their new nonsensical sketchy offerings, including John Lennon's 21st Century comeback attempts, the seemingly endless investigations of the Cluedo Police, the ill conceived concept-designs of Walt Disney, and every single 'Ken' known to mankind, all crammed into an hour of surreal misery and evil-genius level irreverence.

Slap & Giggle have an eye for the bizarre and surreal, taking any opportunity to turn a concept on its head to comedic value. Coupled with their acclaimed musical stylings, Redrawn is an original and multi faceted approach to quick fire concept comedy; from the unsympathetic doorman at Christian fundamentalist nightclub 'Genesis', to ruining the Wizard of Oz by redoing the music to rap, Slap & Giggle offers a refreshingly varied approach to the traditional sketch show.

Slap & Giggle perform both sketch and character comedy based shows, using the formats to incorporate original live songs, concept comedy, and trademark wordplay. The double act approach also allows a progressive narrative through line, a rarity in contemporary comedy.

Beneath their purposefully idiotic exterior lies a witty, cutting intelligent edge, reminiscent of the classical vaudeville approach, with added modern bitterness, tragedy, and obscure perspectives thrown into the mix. This rare approach has led to regular guest appearances on BBC Radio Manchester, along with 4 previous sell out shows, a world tour, all of which the critics and audience have agreed, were well worth the bribes exchanged for favourable quotes.


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Person Role
Sid Wick Self
James Bennison Self