Gein’s Family Giftshop Bargain Basement

First Monday of Every Month

20.00

We’re very happy to welcome Gein’s Family Giftshop Bargain Basement into the, erm, basement.

The group formed in 2012, exasperated with the sketch scene as they saw it, they got together with the intention of creating original and engaging sketch comedy that never forgets the punchline.

Described by The Independent as ‘Darkly hued sketch shenanigans’ and ‘GFG are largely one-step ahead of the audience and they employ nifty tricks to keep us guessing. You won’t see their punchlines coming, even when ‘coming’ is the punchline’ says Time Out, Gein’s family members Kath Hughes, James Meehan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Edward Easton will be joined on the bill this time around by Will Duggan (Foster’s Panel Prize Winner 2014), Brennan Reece (Udderbelly Festival English Comedian of the Year 2015) and Lolly Adefope (Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year 2015 nominee).

Their stripped down approach to live performance, with minimal props and sound, allows the writing and the performances to take centre stage, just as it should be. A great appreciation for film, in particular horror, seeps into their recorded work, with sketches that are as beautiful as they are hilarious.