Comedy review: Ellis and Rose: Big in Denmark
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Ellis and Rose: Big in Denmark at The Hive (Venue 313), reviewed by Kate Copstick
They are, they say, the white Kenan and Kel and have therefore stolen their theme tune. They are not. Gareth Ellis and Richard Rose are a complex comedy double act. I say complex, I probably mean mildly psychotic, but in a comedy way. Gareth is small, strange and violently unpredictable. Richard has something of Stephen Merchant about him.
Together they make a bold attempt at sketches, but given that Gareth has a penchant for improvising with a power drill and Richard is prone to give in to his inner sadist pretty regularly throughout the show, the sketches don’t always actually make it right through to the end.
Be aware they will try to sell you their merchandising and, if you are female and they consider you attractive, hit on you. They also have a superb solution to the “no-one wants to sit in the front row” problem.
This is high energy, innovative stuff from two entertaining, engaging guys. Perfect Free Fringe anarchy.
MORE INFO: Ellis and Rose are at The Hive
Originally published in The Scotsman