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Nutshell review: Foil, Arms and Hog... Cymbology

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

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THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012 has more than 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 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:

Foil, Arms and Hog… Cymbology

(Foil, Arms and Hog)

Sarah Edwards’ review: Foil, Arms and Hog is an excellent performance by three energetic young Irish comedians. The show is extremely fast paced and bounces heavily off audience participation but not in a callous or humiliating way as a lot of modern comics do – this is good natured humour.

However this format does not take away from the sharpness of those well delivered lines from clerical abuse to mother-son domestics, the collection of skits is excellently delivered with the vigour of ripened thespians but three twenty-something-year-old comedians instead have the audience in stitches! A huge variety of ages in attendance, a hilarious performance very in tune with Irish humour and really worth seeing!

In three words? Energetic, colloquial, sharp.

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