cOM­Edy THE REAl MAcguFFins Plea­sance court­yard (Venue 33) HHHHH

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One MacGuf­fin sold the Old Vic for peggy, one played noah Clay­pole in Oliver!, and one has the face of a cat. poor Matt has all of his “voices” dissed, is or­dered around like a ser­vant and has an on­go­ing dis­agree­ment with the other two about the im­por­tance of celebrity names in sketches. And punch­lines. this is a funny hour that rolls along with face-lick­ing, talk­ing plooks, a limp Hand­shak­ing con­test, com­edy fart­ing and some so­cial com­men­tary. Some stuff is very smart – the French/english sketch is clever on sev­eral lev­els, as is the “Syn­tax rape”.

the show wears its in­tel­li­gence lightly. But this is good, solid, across-the-board sketch com­edy, that I defy any­one not to chuckle at. the clos­ing sketch is in­cred­i­bly silly and funny. these are three very tal­ented per­form­ers whose com­edy dy­namic adds a nice ex­tra layer to the show. Its late-night slot prob­a­bly isn’t do­ing it any favours, but if you fancy some post-pub com­edy that won’t give even the milder minded punter cause to choke on her dry white, check out the MacGuffins.

kATE cOP­sTick

Un­til 29 Au­gust. Tonight 10:45pm

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