Review: Delightful Sausage @ XS Malarkey

SKETCH duo, The Delightful Sausage, performed their unique style of abstract comedy at XS Malarkey in Manchester last night.

Fans of intellectual, thought provoking comedy would wince at this act, but if silly is your bag, then these two are bankers.

Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill form the duo, with Amy living up to the act’s name by relishing her role dressed as a hot dog. With the humble sausage being inherently funny, even to the most prudish, the audience are set off tittering immediately.


Silly comedy can easily nose dive and, despite its frenzied nature, needs a finesse in order to decipher the material most likely to work for a audiences.

Chris and Amy achieved this. Helped by inventing a clever vehicle for their jokes in the form of a mock seminar on internet advice, they gave themselves a structure for their seemingly random punch lines.

The duo bounced off each other well, with Amy providing the set ups for Chris, who’s deadpan delivery hit home the unusual, yet hilarious jokes.

Although residents of comedy clubs around Manchester, the duo will certainly find a home at Edinburgh this summer, with their comedy capturing the essence of the fringe festival.



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