|I will warn you now, the following is a totally biased review of Sketch-22. And if you haven't seen the show get a ticket, you won't be disappointed. Also, you may not want to read the rest of this post if you don't want to know anything about the sketches. Well, I'm not going to go into detail but you know.
At last, I got to see this seasons performance. What a change from last year, when I only missed a couple of shows. They are about half way thru the season, and something just didn't feel right about being in PEI in the summer and not going to Sketch every week.
I can tell you after seeing almost 20 performances a season for the past 2 summers, you get to see the characters develop on stage every night. The flaws can be the most enjoyable parts. When an actor comes slightly out of character to grin, or pause to collect themselves trying not to crack up. Those are the gems you wait for when you see the show every night.
This season, I get to imagine how each character developed to date, and watch the show as a regular spectator. Waiting to be amused. I wasn't let down.
I didn't expect to be busting up so hard, so soon.
Watching Dennis with that catchers mitt and barely audible dialogue had me in stitches. My sides were getting sore. I love that...like you are doing crunches.
So many characters really impressed me. Sprague's range this year with the drooling villain to the robber. Fantastic.
Dennis and Rob as the Tammy's. WOW! I swear every "Islond girl" has come home from the bars in that state at least once. Acting drunk has to be harder than it looks. To make it believable that is, I felt as though I got a sneak peek into their living room. Not once did I think they were acting.
Graham as the counting rapper really cracked me up. I'm finking Dennis's cockney accent was bang on, and all of the characters really played well off one another in that sketch.
The videos were so good this year. Racino...a favorite. Harmony plays equally well as a sexy James Bond girl as she does a perverted old lady. ;)
I'm such a fan of what Sketch is. It's more than a well written and performed comedy show, it's a mirror for Islanders to gaze into.