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Monday, 6 September 2010

Frisky and Mannish (Comedy Tour Preview for Buzz Magazine)

Words originally for Buzz Magazine, written during a week's work experience completed in August 2010, and can be found online here.

Frisky and Mannish – The College Years

Following their much loved and critically acclaimed debut show School of Pop, as well as a string of awards at various festivals, musical-comedy duo Frisky and Mannish return with follow up The College Years, visiting Cardiff’s St David’s Hall as part of their UK tour this month.

Laura and Matthew, who formed their comedy act in 2008, are known for hilariously re-arranging well-known (and sometimes much hated) pop songs such as those of Lady Gaga, as well as merging modern pop culture with history or classic literature, like their Kate Nash rendition of Wuthering Heights.

The pair were featured as ‘talents to watch’ by The Sun, but don’t let that bother you – real newspapers love them too, such as The Guardian and The Independent who chucked adjectives such as “joyous” and “wildly talented” at them.

The College Years is the sequel to their schooling debut and provides more of the same, but better, according to reviews. It sees the likes of Florence and the Machine covering Peter Andre, Noel Coward singing Lily Allen, and Dizzee Rascal performing a duet with Shirley Bassey all to side-splitting effect and, at 10 quid, is a bit of a bargain too.

Tue 14th Sept, St David’s Hall. Info: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk / 029 2087 8444. Tickets: £10

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