Often sketch shows suffer from being disjointed, with many skits being a hit or miss affair. Thankfully, Evolution’s hop and skip through the history of man lands more jokes on target than not. Interspersed with cunning commentary, the sketches hit on such subjects as infidelity, laddism and war to show us that the strongest doesn’t always survive.
The frenetic romp through our genetic history nod its head at popular culture (with the Anslie Harriot/God impression being a particular high point), while delving into philosophy, elitism and making no bones about Northern England being the shallow end of the gene pool.
To be honest, Evolution contains some absolutely horrendous jokes, some terrible puns and some of the most purile comedy you’ll see this year, but the sheer energy of the cast combines with the better jokes to swallow up the dross.
At times hilarious, Evolution brings us closer to the monkeys and is all the better for it.