Friday, November 07, 2014

Twisted Loaf's Half Baked Review

Friday, November 07, 2014

The comedic duo Twisted Loaf were a success at Fringe this year with their 60 minute collection of bizarre, outrageous, uncomfortable and intimate sketches. Their sold out shows have now come to London for only a few days and Tongue Loose were there on opening night to witness the madness.

Firstly, there is no way to describe this comedic show - it's different. Twisted Loaf are so wonderfully weird and unafraid, as an audience member you're almost convinced they wouldn't care if you find it funny and laughed, but they will undoubtedly get a reaction.

The first ten minutes are painfully awkward and so incredibly dragged out but Half Baked isn't about the cheap jokes or the easy sketches, that becomes obvious when you've endured 5 minutes of a silent opening bit involving nothing but half of the duo awkwardly making an entrance and bringing discomfort to the whole audience with her silence, occasional bows and nods.

After that - Toasted Loaf intertwine their best talents from the theatre world and play on their musical, dance and knowledge of accents while mocking any other English class with spot on impersonations. The duo play off each other brilliantly and there's an apparent appreciation for each other's talents.

While it's all very awkward and uncomfortable with its various 'what is going on?' moments, the audience managed to laugh but it also highlights the fact that Half Baked is targeting a white English middle class audience and will go down a treat with its very specific white English middle class feminist comedy.

The success of Twisted Loaf is wonderful to see, and it's exciting that such an outrageous and out of the box female led comedy show has made it to a great venue in London. Half Baked is only on tonight and tomorrow at 9 pm and you can get your tickets here.

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