Article Title:Review: Tomboi
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:17th March 2011 - 11:08 am
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Story ID:10102
Text:The L Word, Tomboi style Tomboi are a tonic. A perfect tonic. Because laughter really, really is the best medicine and this pair provides sugary spoonfuls of hilarity. Somewhat akin to Wellington's very own French and Saunders, Cathie Sheat and Andy Harness perform a series of short skits interspersed with pre-recorded video segments which had the opening night audience laughing to the level of uncontrollable snorts. The Susan Boyle being led astray by Amy Winehouse skit was majestic, The L Word cut-and-paste side-splitting, the garden gnomes looking for work rib-tickling, the self-pleasuring nuns an unholy riot … but the honours of the night must go to the pre-recorded video parody of a pair of ‘identical cousins' who love their cats so much they declared themselves ‘Pussy Lovers'. Sheat and Harkness portrayed a lovable pair of feline-loving idiots with utter purr-fection. Tomboi as Amy Winehouse and Susan Boyle While the audio quality on some of the filmed segments was a little rough (let's blame the Wellington wind, it seems to cause everything troublesome around here) these women should be picked up and given their own TV show. I for one would be tuning in religiously, because everyone needs a dose of self-pleasuring comedy to get them through the working week. Tomboi really is laugh your bits off comedy. Tomboi plays at BATS as part of the Wellington Outgames arts and culture programme from March 16-19. Shows are at 9pm. Jacqui Stanford - 17th March 2011    
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