To be honest, when we went to see Cirque Du Hilarious at Blackpool Central Pier, we weren't sure what to expect. We obviously haven't done our homework before we went to see them, otherwise we would have known that they have been fairly successful in the business for 10 years and have been performing pantomimes as well in the North East. If I'd have known, I'd probably be slightly less impressed as their utterly hilarious performance would have been expected from them!
As it's almost the end of their Blackpool show, and the weather outside was too good, there weren't as many people there as there should be. After watching the show, I really think that these guys deserve way more audience than on the Sunday we went to, something like a full audience at Butlins or Theatre Royal in Newcastle upon Tyne sounds about right!
The show started with slapstick comedy talk and we couldn't stop laughing already! Some of the jokes were bordering adults only, but the kids laughed at them anyway even though they don't quite get the dirtier ones, because the expressions and acts by Clive (father), Danny (son) and Co was just too funny! There were plenty of interactions with the audience as well, and we've been thrown with things that was pretty out of the ordinary (it was harmless don't worry!)!
I don't think we've stopped laughing since the beginning of the show. I was very pleased to hear Abby's hearty laughter, which she only let out when she was truly amused, and I was in tears already in the first half of the show!
Needless to say, our favourite joke was Danny's famous "He killed the pigeon! Arrrwww!!" joke. The joke on it's own isn't as funny as their "How to get a girl's attention" jokes, but it's the way they performed it made it so helplessly funny and memorable. We are still saying it every so often, but you really have to see them telling it to understand why it's so famous!
Apart from awesome jokes, the team also performed jaw dropping magic tricks. To be honest it was totally unexpected from them as they've been bombarding us with laughter and silliness for a good half an hour, you just can't take them seriously. Then they blew us away with magic tricks you would only expect from serious magic shows, showing us that Cirque Du Hilarious is more than just a comedy act. They have left us in wonder, and we still can't work out where the pigeons (so so well trained and well behaved pigeons!) went!
In between acts we got to see the beautiful Cirque Du Hilarious Dancers dancing, and we love that part of the show too.
|They moved so quick I didn't even see how Danny managed to lose his drum the first time lol|
Apart from amazing comedians and magicians, they are also pretty good musicians and have their own band called the Clown Force. Mick (also Clive's son, the tall one) has been acting as the silent and dumb one (love his expression!), but he shocked and impressed us when he opened his mouth and sing! They are very good at playing music with the tooting horns too!
We have spent one of the most entertaining 1 hour 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes break) at Blackpool Central Pier and we can do with more! We'd definitely love to see them again!
Although their Blackpool show is coming to an end (last 2 acts are on Saturday 30th August 3:30pm and Sunday 31st August 3:30pm), you can still find them at
- one of Butlin's resorts in the next few months
- Cardiff New Theatre on Monday 27th October
- Newcastle Upon Tyne Theatre Royal for their Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Pantomime between November to January 2015
I can't recommend them enough. Do catch them when you can!