They have faced off against George Negus, played charades with Harry Shearer, have multi-platinum, award-winning DVDs, supported Take That just before Robbie left and N'Sync just before JT left (if you'd like Human Nature to break up just give them a call), performed for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, served a ball into Pat Rafter's backside in front of thousands, appeared on Jay Leno with their second biggest US fan Robin Williams, and are regularly stalked by American mothers after the success of their kids TV show in the US. The Umbilical Brothers are a global comedy phenomenon, and they are touring Brisbane, Sydney & Adelaide in 2008 with their show Dont Explain which has just been released on DVD.
He who holds the microphone creates the sound that controls the universe. The only problem: there is only one mic. On the way to the final showdown you will see cartoon arms races, hilarious Germans, children's entertainment gone awry, kung fu flies and tap dancing cowboys.
Since 1991 The Umbilical Brothers have delighted fans around the world, as they twist theatrical rules and everyday situations into comedy triumph. Time Out NY called them "Australias hottest export since vegemite".
From Hawaii to Tokyo, New York to Stockholm, audiences have laughed like idiots at this acclaimed performance, as Shane and Dave use the entire comedy spectrum to convey their craft in their signature show, Dont Explain. In its incarnation as Thwak, their New York show which ran for a year Off Broadway, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Most Unique Theatrical Entertainment. Time Magazine called it "Pure theatre and pure fun".
The appeal of the show goes across generations. The children in the audience were as enthralled by the physical comedy as the adults, and the more extreme or complex material merrily sailed over their heads. As the New York Times confirmed "Youre left only to shake your head and marvel"
"The energy of this performance is astounding, the physical discipline faultless, and it is difficult to resist anything that involves hoovering up a cat" The Scotsman
Dont Explain is also now available on DVD
Join The Umbilical Brothers for their brilliant signature show chock-full of internationally tested comedy. Dont Explain is packed with extras including US Tour home video, interview profiles, TV appearances on Rove Live, The Side Show, Negus v Umbies, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, My Favourite Film and a special kid friendly version of the show with all the good bits and none of the language.
The Umbilical Brothers Dont Explain - RRP $29.95
Review: The clever antics of the Umbilical Brothers can be enjoyed by all generations. Using synchronized timing, The Umbilical Brother's are clever with there delivery of a story that revolves around the 'power of the microphone'.
Tour Dates: Brisbane
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 23rd February, 2008
Bookings: 07 3358 8600 or www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
Preview Tue 12 Feb: $22
Wed+Thu+Sun: $34.90(f) - $31.90 (c) - $26(g) and Groups 10 or more: $31.90
Fri+Sat: $36.90(f) - $33.90 (c) - $28(g) and Groups 10 or more: $33.90
Wed+Thu: School groups: $22
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