Frickin Dangerous Bro – Money in the Bank – Review

Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi make up the New Zealand comedy trio, Frickin Dangerous Bro, who are currently performing at the NZ International Comedy Festival.

An amalgamation of a sketches, ad-libbing and stand-up embodies their show Money in the Bank. The audience is taken on a journey as they jump from a schoolyard playing Dungeons and Dragons to acting out a movie scene, all while trying to think up ways to pay off their debts. A personal highlight was their spoof of the Air New Zealand safety video which is well worth the price of admission alone.

The show provides good laughs and certainly entertains, but there are moments that require work and hold them back from fully tapping into the talents they possess with some aspects feeling slightly too raw and slapdash.

Ross and Roque, who have both appeared on Jono and Ben, provide much hilarity, but it is Assadi from George FM Breakfast that shines throughout portraying an array of characters with effortless comedic timing.

It is hard not to fall for the lovable charm of Frickin Dangerous Bro who’s friendship and shared humour has created a homegrown delight.

Reviewed by Nick MacDonald.

Frickin Dangerous Bro – Money in the Bank is on at The Basement Theatre, Auckland 9 – 13 May and BATS Theatre 16 – 20 May in Wellington.

3.5 stars small