Review: The Smooth End of The Pineapple

By Tara Ramsay The Anywhere Festival is now in full swing here in Queensland and it feels like there is something to see and do on every corner, if only I had more time! On Sunday afternoon I went along to ‘The Sideshow’ in West End to see comedy duo Scot McPhie and Matt Bell […]

By Tara Ramsay

The Anywhere Festival is now in full swing here in Queensland and it feels like there is something to see and do on every corner, if only I had more time!

On Sunday afternoon I went along to ‘The Sideshow’ in West End to see comedy duo Scot McPhie and Matt Bell perform their show ‘The Smooth End Of The Pineapple’.

The Smooth End of The Pineapple is an hour-long comedy sketch show, delivered in the style of an old radio show. The sketches were originally only written for audio and they have produced two studio albums. I have no doubt they were having so much fun in the studio they decided it would work as a live performance, and it does.

The stage is simply set with some microphones, music stands for scripts and a few tables with a hodgepodge of props to assist with sound effects, including some shoes, a tiny door and some celery, just to name a few.

Scot McPhie and Matt Bell enter onto the stage looking every part the old radio show hosts with white shirts and bow ties and after a quick introduction of their ‘8th debut show’, they begin the first of around 20 skits that compile the show that they describe as a mix of Monty Python and The Goon Show. They are performing the ‘comedy record for those who do not have a record player’.

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