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Go 8-Bit Xmas Special!
December 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Love videogames? Love comedy? This’ll mash both together! Sound good? Then you’re probably a nerd. But so are we, so come to this! It is FOR. YOU. It’ll be like GamesMaster off the telly, but in a cupboard.
There’ll be guest comedians performing gaming-based comedy stand-up/sketches/songs to make you nerdgasm, as well as battling on classic videogames for Team McNeil (winners) and Team Pamphilon (losers). Each round, the loser will do some horrible punishment which’ll make us regret organising this in the first place. What’s not to like?!
AND – you’ll all get to compete too, for Ultimate Glory…
EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT – 4 Stars (click here)
“Anyone who was a kid in the late 80s, early 90s will love this nostalgic (slightly drunken) trip back to the world of 2-D computer games and silliness. Armed with cans of a well-known Scottish lager this comedy duo invite many, many comedians to join them in late night computer playing shenanigans.
Splitting the audience down the middle into two teams of supporters paves the way for raucous camaraderie as the evening progresses. Taking sides the crowd gets rowdier and rowdier as they cheer on a seemingly never ending procession of guest comics playing classic games like Bomberman and Mario Kart, which are projected onto a screen at the back of the stage. Well, there’s a lot a stake. The winning side gets chocolates thrown at them, and the losing team captain faces some heinous forfeits, which Pamphilon seems not to have the stomach for. There is some hysterical live commentary provided by Paul Foxcroft and Richard Soames and yet more comedians pop up from time to time with specially written sketches for the evening.
As increasing amounts of beer (and Tesco Everyday Value Vodka) is consumed the night descends into a debauched farce reminiscent of nights many will have spent in student flats. The same teasing, goading and energy pervades every corner of the auditorium and the atmosphere is infectioius. This show is unabashed good fun. They’re only running four shows this year so get your tickets while you can.”