@ Trades Hall, Melbourne (30/10/12)
Five talented Aussie fellas calling themselves Wizard Sandwiches have unleashed dozens of funny-arse sketches on Melbourne's Fringe Festival.
Dressed in matching t-shirts and sporting enthusiasm galore, Wizard Sandwiches yelled, shouted, and played their way through an hour of entertainment at the Melbourne Fringe Festival like a bunch of hyped up drama students left alone for too long. Which was a good thing!
Wizard Sandwiches poked a cheeky satirical finger at the American and German military, religion, nursery rhymes, fundraising and a particularly unsettling school principal. Nothing was off their radar.
The audience was kept on their toes as they followed fast-paced and inventive skits. Crowd favourites included a misleading and dramatic game of charades, as well as a friendship triangle that involved strange noises and a few uncomfortable moments.
The Wizards were even kind enough to allow the audience to contribute to the show, when a “Master Impressionist” later acted out words that were collected at the door upon entry.
Armed with minimal props, disguises, hilarious accents, and impressive sound effects backed by a weirdly appropriate soundtrack, these guys had the laughs rolling in. Playful, clever and solid performers, they are confident on stage and know their material like the back of their hand, which is half the battle when entertaining a crowd.
It’s plain to see that these guys love what they do. The enthusiastic performances can at times feel a little overdone, but all is forgiven when the joke doesn't disappoint.
Wizard Sandwiches are a big dose of refreshing young talent. Definitely worth paying for.