The Sketch Show by Humour-us at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, 14th March 7.30pm.

Political correctness took a night off for this sell out show but it didn’t seem to matter. Luckily for these five performers there are plenty of sitting duck targets for their humour and they had enough direct hits to give the crowd a great night.

Antiques Roadshow, the final of Twerton’s got Talent, James Blunt, Fifty Shades of Grey, the Pope, Comic Relief and, of course, God, to name but a few.

Those of us who thought the Jeremy Kyle Show was already beyond parody were happily proved wrong in what was perhaps the best sketch of the evening, but I did enjoy the first British pope too – Wurzel the First, who was very upset that he wasn’t allowed to drink cider.

And if there was anyone there from Trowbridge it’s to be hoped they had a good sense of humour for a wickedly good version of The Jam’s A Town Called Malice, which became A Town Called Trowbridge.

This group are taking a show up to the Edinburgh Fringe in August where they won’t have the benefit of such a partisan crowd, but such is their talent that I think they’ll survive.


Philip Horton