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Summary

Join Alex and Ben - aka The Pin - in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show.

The Pin are a multiaward-winning comedy duo with a unique brand of self-reflexive comedy. Performed in front of a live studio audience, their sketches exist somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and joyous silliness. Expect sketches, commentary on the sketches, subtext, rewinds and replays until the line between the performance and critique blurs to hilarious effect.

©2018 Ben Ashenden, Alex Owen (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

Critic reviews

"One of the smartest, punchiest new comedy duos to have appeared in a while... had me laughing out loud on my own in an empty room." ( The Guardian)
"...makes you feel as though you might be hearing the next Mitchell and Webb." ( The Times)
"The most exciting new comedy duo working today." (David Walliams)

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Hilarious.

Quite simply the funniest sketch comedy you will find at the moment. Clever, witty and amazingly original.

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refreshing

genuinely fresh, knowingly postmodern double act, Alex and Ben are a pleasure to listen to

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Inventive and very funny

Quick witted and quickly delivered set of sketches. Have listened to this many times and find it original, funny and very entertaining.

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Pretty close to perfect

Fresh as feck, with a fine streak of surrealism and, you know, funny stuff.

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Absolutely brilliant.

I wish there was more of this to be had in audiobook. Very clever little sketches and excellent for night time listening. I must have put this on a hundred times and I still love it. I hope they produce more shows.

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Disappointing

Sloppy, unfunny, borrows from the League of Gentlemen orange juice sketch about a hundred times, makes James Acaster look like a genius.

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Great New Comedy Act

Mini-sketches, wordplay, and meta-comedy highlight this new (to me, at least) act from the UK. Strong comedy throughout.