EGG: Absolutely Fine is an hour-long comedy sketch show being performed on the ‘Beside’ stage at the Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33). The duo is made up of Emily Lloyd-Saini and Anna Leong Brophy, who have been doing comedy together for years.
This show is an amalgamation of stand up and sketches centred around their friendship in the years since they were last able to perform together in 2018. They touch on the pandemic, motherhood, and breakups, but more than anything, if there is one thing that Lloyd-Saini and Leong Brophy want their audiences to take away from their show this fringe, it is that they are, of course, absolutely fine.
Anna Leong Brophy has an infectious energy onstage – in constant movement and has multiple costume changes. Leong Brophy is largely the more chaotic side of the double act, transitioning the show into their sketches.
Emily Lloyd-Sani is in contrast much calmer and more put-together, at least in the initial stages of EGG: Absolutely Fine. Much of the character centres around what it means to be a new mother in the context of the comedic world, and how having a baby during the pandemic had an effect on the friendship with Leong Brophy.
Together, they are both incredibly talented and are confident in their humour and the awareness that they work well together to create entertainment for others. I had no idea what to expect going into this show and left it with tears of laughter in my eyes.
EGG: Absolutely Fine had their audience laughing the whole way through, their on-stage chemistry is unmatched by any other I have seen this Fringe. This duo are at the beginning of their careers in comedy and I wholeheartedly recommend you catch this production before they make it big – because there is no doubt in my mind that that is exactly where they are headed.