The TikTok stars behind Terreh and Countrywide took to a much-loved Notts space - with impressive results...
In a week when the legendary Nonsuch Studios announced that it was adapting its service to focus more on their Community, Creative and Producing programmes, comedians Durk and Ski arrived to hammer home just how much the independent theatre's Lennox Street home in Hockley will be missed.
It’s a modest venue, but one that can create a real atmosphere - and that was demonstrated when the TikTok stars (don’t hold that against them) took over the space for a night of skits both familiar (Countrywide fans were certainly not disappointed) and fresh for the stage (a fake Sky Sports advert centred around two Second World War soldiers finding solidarity in their love of Cristiano Ronaldo was particularly enjoyable).
Blending video content on the big screen with real-life antics centred around (deliberately) on-the-nose Nottingham humour, Dragons’ Den pitches and the National Trust, this was a short (at only around 45 minutes) but spectacular set - with frantic energy helping to get the crowd on board from minute one.
If you’re a fan of Durk and Ski, you’ll undoubtedly be a fan of Come and See Durk and Ski
As is expected, some of the jokes landed more impactfully than others - moments of the duo’s trademark absurdism worked better than their slightly awkward nods to the Two Ronnies - but for the most part, this was the sort of intimate, improv-heavy performance that can only come in a cosy joint like Nonsuch Studios.
Where else can audience members drop film quotes into a glass, for the act to then incorporate said quotes into an off-the-cuff soap-based sketch? The list is minimal, to say the least.
If you’re a fan of Durk and Ski, you’ll undoubtedly be a fan of Come and See Durk and Ski. However, you’ll have to take the short trip to Sheffield tonight to do so.
But don’t worry, these innovative, effortlessly likeable comedians will continue to bring the laughs on the small screen - and they’ll be packing out plenty of other venues in the future, without doubt.
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