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Nutshell review: List Operators

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2011.

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THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2011 has over 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 25 September. Each day, TheJournal.ie will bring you our readers’ reviews of the pick of the crop and everything in between. You’ll get the chance to get in on the act yourself with our daily reader review tickets giveaway!

Today’s review:

List Operators

(Comedy company List Operators)

Siobhán O’Connor’s review: List Operators is recommended for anyone who ponders issues like ‘Shit Johnny Depp Films,’ ‘Things Alanis Morrisette Is,’ or ‘Ways to Die in Two Words.’ The show centres on lists of various kinds, ranging from racist desserts to more personal reflections from its duo of presenters.

The pair makes brilliant use of some very low-rent props and an ingenious sound track – Michael Jackson fans should brace themselves for a hilariously irreverent take on ‘Black or White.’ The pair’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and I’ve seldom seen an Irish audience participate more wholeheartedly and less self-consciously in a live show.

A cross between stand up and cabaret, this is a unique and very clever act. Overall, the show is witty, unpredictable and hugely entertaining, with even the audience participation being genuinely fun.

In three words? Surreal. Inventive. Fun.

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