The hilariously inventive duo lights up your imagination and tickles your funny bone with their off-the-wall mix of vocal talent, slapstick and stand-up. The result is a rollicking, kinetic experience that’s something like seeing a cartoon come to life. In Speedmouse (re-squeaked), the Umbilical Brothers bring an updated version of their worldwide hit to New York’s Theatre 80.
Named two of Entertainment Weekly‘s “100 Most Creative People In Entertainment”, Drama Desk Award-nominated David Collins and Shane Dundas have performed their “endlessly clever” (Variety) show in 37 countries and before the Queen of England. In Australia, they received the Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony) for Comedy Performance of the Year. Their headlining Edinburgh Fringe shows grabbed them the Edinburgh Critics’ Choice Award for Comedy and a Perrier nomination. Younger fans, parents of younger fans and stoners may know them from their brilliant TV series The Upside Down Show, which they created with Sesame Workshop and won them a daytime Emmy and a Logie (Australian Emmy).
“My faith in comedy was restored” —The Times (London)
“Australia’s hottest export since Vegemite” —TimeOutNewYork
“Sublime comedy” —New York Times
“Pure fun!” —Time Magazine
“Wildly imaginative in conception and suitably breathless in execution- IT’S COMEDY GOLD!” — Irish Independent
“Get your hands on a ticket! The Umbilical Brothers inhabit a cartoon world where the normal rules just don’t apply…It is all splendidly childish at the same time as being fiendishly clever.” —Scotland on Sunday
“Some of the most cleverly articulated comic theatre you’ll ever see” —Sun-Herald (Australia)
Show may not be suitable for children under 10 due to occasional mild language and rude hand gestures.