Theater: Banana with Appeal

Cambridge Circus. A good guffaw nowadays is hard to find. Onstage and on film comedy has gone cosmic—as if dramatists were engaged in a campaign to laugh wars, capital punishment and lung cancer out of existence. The big news about Cambridge Circus is that it thinks small and carries a big slapstick. The manic, unassuming young graduates of Cambridge University who wrote and perform in the revue would rather tickle a rib than wash a brain, and more often than not they are indescribably funny.

Their free-flowing antics can scarcely be congealed in print....

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