Re­turn of prized duo

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

duo The Um­bil­i­cal Broth­ers bring the lat­est ver­sion of an old favourite to the Gold Coast this week­end. Back by pop­u­lar de­mand, hit show Don’t Ex­plain has taken Shane Dun­das and David Collins and their ex­quis­ite phys­i­cal hu­mour around the world. ‘‘We do have the ad­van­tage over some stand-ups in that we have a lot of re­quests to do older stuff,’’ Dun­das says. ‘‘We have done it so many times you think peo­ple must be sick of it, but they just like see­ing it again and again.’’ The show earned the duo a Help­mann Award for Best Com­edy Per­former in 2008 and the DVD ver­sion of the show was nom­i­nated for an ARIA for Best Com­edy Re­lease. Dun­das says the key to per­form­ing Don’t Ex­plain is to blend act­ing with spon­tane­ity. ‘‘We use spon­tane­ity with the pre­pared stuff and you can’t see the joins, hope­fully,’’ he says. ‘‘The glue is just as im­por­tant as the de­tails.’’ The Um­bil­i­cal Broth­ers’

plays Twin Towns on Satur­day at 8pm. Tick­ets $39.

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