‘Ethnic’ comedians, have long mined their difference for comedy gold. Ruven takes this raw material, and goes further, fashions it into finer detailed character observations that take the usual “my mother talks like this” and turn them on their head, forging combinations of race, popular culture and identity to reveal something new and very funny for the audience.
Kyle’s operates in what seems to be a goofy haze; easily lifting the audience up to the same high spirits as himself. Once there, he reveals an a skill for surreal interludes into the absurd, showing his very genuine childlike sense of wonder in the world around him – a place which he reveals to the crowd as a baffling but very amusing place to be.
Sam seems in many ways, a Victorian time traveller, filtering his comic tales and observations through the persona of an angry arts student. With his own blend of steam-punk humour and intellectual reflection and touch of the absurd, he holds his own special brass and copper framed mirror up to contemporary life and shows the audience how everyday realities are often deeply strange and funny.