Saturday, September 17, 2016

2 Merry Men at Elgin Fringe Festival

Despite their billing, neither the Smothers Brothers, the Three Stooges, nor a drunken frat party fully captures the flavor of Rob and John as the 2 Merry Men. Picture the absolute bluest possible shade of Monty Python's Flying Circus, performed in renaissance costumes with several cocktails under the belt.

Rob and John can carry a tune and sing decent a cappella harmony, interspersed with raunchy comedic riffs and audience interaction. Nothing was off-limits in this delightfully bawdy romp, not even a gratuitous grope of their crushed velvet tights.

2 Merry Men perform at Elgin Fringe Festival.

From "The Day Pat Murphy Died" and "The Ballad of the Crimson Scourge" to "Good Ship Venus" and "I Like a Moose," a packed house sang along, clapped, screamed profanities and roared with laughter as the lyrics grew more and more obscene. The 2 Merry Men claimed it was the best live audience they've ever had.

If you've ever wanted to hear Andrew Dice Clay's nursery rhymes sung by pirates, you're going to love this show Saturday, Sept. 17th and Noon and 9 pm at Elgin Public House.

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