The Ridiculous Files
Accidental Productions @ CitySoul
6:00pm, Sat 12 Mar 2011
Sketch comedy gets a bit of a bad rap, I reckon. Whilst a single, well-realised central thread can create a satisfying comedy show, there’s something to be said for a collection of short, well-written pieces that appear, make you laugh, and then disappear again before you’ve had a chance to sit back and contemplate why they may or may not cheating you.
And The Ridiculous Files is a great collection of sketches.
Thinking back on it now, there’s a lot of cheap shots at big targets – telemarketing and home shopping coming to mind – but I laughed a hell of a lot at the time. And the pre-recorded stuff was brilliant: the piss-taking of the Snuggie was sublime. And the attention to detail in the cat-food bit was fantastic.
Look – it’s a collection of really funny skits, brilliantly performed by ACA graduates Jesse Butler, Rebecca Calandro, Todd Gray, Kyle Kaczmarczyk, and Nic Krieg. Here’s hoping that we see plenty more from them in the future; in the meantime, check out some of their promo sketches on YouTube. They’re well worth it.