Review by Patrick Martin
Two men walk into a bar and straight boring comedy ensues.
Unless the bar is Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar.
Set in a bar in a haunted forest, Yeti’s is home to some of the world’s greatest freaks – from a Yeti driven by lust to a severed head and a pair of Psychedelic Nuns. The new show from EastEnd Cabaret and Dead Man sees the absurdest comedic leanings of The Mighty Boosh meet a strong batch of acid.
With razor-sharp wit coming from each characters act, the audience is treated to some of the most isolating and psychedelic comedy you will see. From an all-too-detailed 1980’s sex-pop dream to the sexual activity of Jesus Christ, nothing is off limits. With more than six characters played by two actors, the show is a riotous hour driven by lovably mischievous comedy.
However despite the indisputable quality of the risqué comedic material, it won't be for everyone. The lack of structure is a little too jarring at times but then again, it seems purposeful.
Throughout the hour in Yeti's the highlights consistently come from the performers interacting with the audience. Continually breaking the fourth wall and wandering a long way off script brings some of the funniest laugh-out-loud moments and the best of these moments involve the audience. Audience members are integral to Yeti’s and just like any good bar, the inhabitants are just as importance as its beverage offerings.
In this case the comedy tastes great and the audience is the perfect accompaniment.
Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar – bizarre, absurd and utterly loveable with absolutely no bland comedy insight.
WHAT: Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar
WHERE: The Deluxe Spiegeltent
WHEN: 9:45PM, 12TH February – 13th March
FOR FANS OF: The Mighty Boosh, Sam Simmons
MOST MEMORABLE: Yeti mirage.