Entering their twentieth year at the Fringe, The Improverts are something of a festival institution. Their secret is slick staging and bags of confidence, and as they improvise sketches based entirely on audience suggestions there is real pleasure to be had in watching them heroically freestyle their way out of the most unpromising situations. It provides smiles and chuckles rather than belly laughs, and there are times when the sketches are sustained more by energy than by wit. But if the show isn’t always hilarious, it is consistently fresh, playful and fun. Improvised comedy is by its nature hit-and-miss, but The Improverts put on a reliably entertaining show.
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