This has sweet sod all to do with aliens or schnitzels. Lheila Oberman and Timothy Dodd are skilled caricature actors performing a series of unrelated comedy sketches, with mixed results.
The show starts out pretty well. The jokes are simple and crude, but entertaining, and delivered with such zeal that you have to enjoy yourself. The next skit falls a bit flat, the one after picks up again, and so on throughout the hour. Provided you can happily ignore the weaker spots there’s plenty to enjoy.
Lheila has the bright, unbounded energy of an early Caroline Quentin, bold and dynamic, while Timothy fearlessly brings every quirky creation vividly to life (brace yourself for the scariest drag since the Python era). Writing aside, you can’t fault their masterful execution.
Their props and costumes are a treat. They take their silliness seriously and some of it, their lottery machine for example, is genuinely inspired.
If only they were consistent this would be a great little show, and despite its flaws you will be entertained (even their rendition of YMCA is funny — oh yes). Nevertheless, there are plenty of better things on this month. See this if you’re not picky.