MICF 2015: Reviews #10 – by Lucy Watson
Lauren Bok, Chelsea Hughes & Megan Mckay
This Is Siberian Husky
And To Uncle Ted, The Lion Tamer, I Bequeath My Hand Towels
The This is Siberian Husky team (Simon Godfrey and Dan Allemann) come from a far off planet where anything and everything is possible. Their surrealist comedy is embodied with merely their voices and physicalisation. Both are excellent, and the guys manage to take the audience to some incredibly diverse places with only a few audio or physical queues. Some of the joy of watching one of their sketches is not knowing where they are or what is happening until the end of the sketch. Their comedic style is not your average skit-punchline format. Their laughs often come from the ridiculousness of the situation, and their hilarious character work, rather than the killer sketch punchline – which most sketch performers seek like an elusive unicorn. Instead the Siberian Husky guys leap from sketch to sketch, further and further into the absurd, until, like a surrealist elastic band, they begin to retract back through the worlds they have already set up. Instead of one unicorn, there are many, and they could pop up at anytime – in the case of this show, literally. Definitely entertaining, especially if you like your comedy with a good helping of cheese-dreaminess, you can only imagine what these guys could do with a TV show, and some visual effects.
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