After nine years the Umbilical Brothers are back at the Fringe and what a comeback! Their newest show is all based around green screens and camera manipulation to create a type of live YouTube comedy video. Maybe that doesn’t sound like much but this wonderfully presented show is a unique style of comedy and to keep it all very entertaining and funny for the whole hour is a real feat.
The screen is above the stage and that is where the movie magic happens but it’s what’s happening underneath the screen that’s the most hilarious. Shane Dundas and David Collins create a masterpiece as they run back and forth on stage with props and costumes to enhance their comedy skits. Even their on stage tech gets involved for much of the skits where they need a helping hand or leg…
Although there are lots of different skits throughout and it’s not one plot line a lot of them end up intertwining in a silly fun way and create uproarious laughter amongst the crowd. The audience also get to be part of this show as the camera is on us, the clever camera work and edits make it even more spectacular and getting the audience so involved makes it a much more fun personal experience and has the audience laughing as one.
This show is something completely new and the Umbilical Brothers have absolutely smashed it out the park. Pulling both modern technology and good old fashioned comedy together to create a masterpiece.
The Umbilical Brothers: The Distraction
Assembly Roxy – Central
Aug 20, 22-28