From the word go, the Giant Pineapple Boys grab your attention, but this isn’t much of an achievement considering that they take to the stage wearing nothing but solitary pineapples. This full frontal entrance is sort of representative of The Big Bada-Bing – big impressions with very little point.
To their credit, The Giant Pineapple Boys have managed to piece together some sort of tale to showcase their talent, but it’s ramshackle at best and needs a good deal of work to make the show truly plausible and worthwhile. Having said that, The Big Bada-Bing is still an enjoyable watch, especially if you have a soft spot for impressionists, as some of their parodies are fantastic – The Christopher Walken Gay Exchange scene is priceless.
Unfortunately, the Boys think too much of their own talent and seem to have concentrated on perfecting their mannerisms rather than forming a great show. It’s evident that the Boys have this potential from the little glimpses of brilliance that occasionally shine through in the sketches and integrated video footage, but it doesn’t quite gel. They came in for the same sort of criticism last year, so maybe it’s time that the boys bit the bullet and hired a scriptwriter/ director from outside their set.
On the whole The Giant Pineapple Boys have oodles of talent and their love of movies is just waiting to create a truly amazing fringe show. However, if they don’t sort out some sort of cohesion they are endanger of disappearing into obscurity, at a great loss to comedy.