The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos. Image shows from L to R: Ben Anderson, Alex Kempton, Sam Jacobsen.

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Sketch show starring Ben Anderson, Alex Kempton and Sam Jacobsen performed on the following days in August 2014...

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Join the One-Eyed Men's new cult today! They've dedicated their lives to the worship of the great prophet Barry Ashworth, inventor of long-life milk! It's just a matter of time until Prophet Barry returns to Earth on his nuclear-space-boomerang to save the righteous and pasteurise the wicked! He hasn't shown up yet but he will, any day now, honest... 'Weird and wonderful and really, really funny' **** (Skinny).

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The Cult of Lactos worship long-life milk because they believe it holds the secret to eternal life. Their messiah is the great prophet Barry Ashworth, who will one day return on his nuclear-space-boomerang to save the righteous and pasteurise the wicked! He hasn't turned up yet but he will, any day now, honest...

The One-Eyed Men return to the Fringe with a cult-themed show in which they attempt to indoctrinate the audience into their ridiculous new religion. A strong narrative peppered with surreal detours, Cult of Lactos is sketch comedy in the loosest possible sense. This trio take pride in being unpolished and unpredictable and none of them are afraid to deviate from the script (sometimes for minutes at a time). The result is a charmingly anarchic romp that makes the audience feel like they are in on the joke, not least because no two shows are ever the same.

In their most recent Edinburgh show, Friendship Formula, the three boys seamlessly bounced off not just each other, but also the audience. Cult of Lactos promises even more audience participation, with the Men pushing the boundaries of just how far you can humiliate a paying audience member before the crowd starts to turn on you.

The One-Eyed Men are well-known for their long-running London residency, Land of the Blind. Over the years Land of the Blind has been a comedy playground for big names like Doctor Brown, Trevor Lock, Holly Burn and Max & Ivan, somewhere they feel comfortable unveiling their most outlandish routines.


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Person Role
Ben Anderson Self
Alex Kempton Self
Sam Jacobsen Self