Anarchic comedy show Tittybangbang, featuring Jewish performer Debbie Chazen, has made its mark on the small screen over the past year with its blend of memorable characters and saucy sketches. The second series was recently shown on BBC Three, but those who missed out on the first series now have the chance to play catch-up with its DVD release.
Chazen, along with co-star Lucy Montgomery, creates a gallery of weird and wonderful characters in the show, with highlights including Paula, the dentally-challenged, Northern-accented darts player who simply can't do anything right, and Carol-Anne, the mother desperate to get on TV with her 'problem' daughter (who is actually anything but). Montgomery's memorable creations include the plastic-surgery fixated Maxine and Ruth Baxter, the OAP who gets a kick out of trying to 'fight' random people.
Sketch shows on TV are of course two a penny, and can be hit and miss, but Tittybangbang is a breath of fresh air – it makes a refreshing change to see a sketch show fronted by female performers, and both Chazen and Montgomery prove themselves to be gifted comediennes, handling the material with skill and producing a show which is fast-paced and consistently funny.
Like most shows of this sort, the material sometimes falters and not all of the characters work, but for the most part it hits the target. With some edgy material, it's most definitely not one for family viewing, but broad-minded grown-ups who want the opportunity to see two very talented women strut their stuff, should definitely check it out.
Tittybangbang (Cert 15) is available to buy on Contender Entertainment DVD