I generally don’t like to gas people up, however to say Frickin Dangerous Bro, comprised of Jamaine Ross (Jono and Ben, Funny Girls), James Roque (Jono and Ben, Funny Girls) and Pax Assadi (George FM), are a top act to catch this NZ Comedy Festival isn’t much of a stretch.
Yes, that’s based on seeing them for the second time but hey- I’m allowed.
So they’re back this year, with an appropriately (because apparently they received some pretty hefty funding) titled show Money in the Bank (MITB).
The premise is they’ve got some money in the bank however they balled too hard and well you know what happens when you give young bucks too much money.
I must admit, for me, MITB didn’t have as solid a start as last year’s G.O.A.T however the rest of the show was still every bit as punchy, witty and hilarious.
As to be expected their sketches ranged from highly inappropriate out-of-it situations to everyday slice-of-life (sorta) ones we could see happening in our own lives.
And in between it all were their interactions both with each other and the audience which gave the show that relaxed, inclusive, feel which carried through into each skit.
In terms of organisation it was a bit of a shambles, and they admit they’re still not the greatest with endings, but that’s all part of the charm innit?
I think they’ll forever be working out kinks, crazy amount of money or not, because of the type of guys they seem to be. However, like I’ve said, it works.
The best bit is, I highly doubt each night will be quite the same, for example maybe they’ll find the second dice they lost the first night- for the third/fourth show?
- Bruh, there was this couple sat just in front of us who felt the need to repeat everything FBD said, or make a remark at every joke, whoop at the most annoying times. Hands were ITCHING to be thrown, istg.
- If my research is correct these boys had $35,000 or so to irresponsibly spend, in order to create “the most baller show” we’d ever see.
- OMG ISSA GUN SAAAAS