20:00, Tue 26th – Sat 30th October 2010 at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 3
At the dawn of human civilisation, only the big, muscular men and women able to defend their families and tribes survived. As these groups grew in number, and the tall, strong farmers could provide food surpluses, an evolutionary niche was filled by the 'comedy writer'. This weak-willed yet mindful fool used wit to disarm opponents, self deprecation to lull them into a false sense of security, and then, finally, irony to deliver the fatal blow. Laughter evolved as a defense mechanism, and is as popular today as ever. This sketch show is its next test.