Idiots of Ants are a sketch comedy troupe hailing from the UK. If you're a fan of the genre, it's highly unlikely you'll be disappointed here. Their show is essentially what you'd expect, though the group do well to incorporate a few dazzling innovations, challenging sketch comedy convention in the process.
Typically, their hour-long show is comprised of a variety of skits, a veritable pick-and-mix on offer. The show's success, to that end, will hinge on subjective taste. It may be argued, though, that while amusing, their liberal exploitation of stereotypes is a tad complacent. While they do well to dress up familiar ideas in unique situations, at the end of the day, it should be expected that the audience is savvy with Dad jokes and gender roles.
The troupe are at their best when they get a tad absurd and indulge in the unexpected. By the end of the show, you'll have paid witness to video gaming gone wrong, live silent-film foley work, a very special bookreading, a Nazi honeybee and a swingers party for hand-puppets. Now you're intrigued.
Most impressive, perhaps, is the group's penchant for breaking the fourth wall, combining audience participation with technological expertise to great effect. To say any more would spoil the magic.
All in all, Idiots of Ants crafted a wonderfully funny hour, though one that could feasibly be considered patchy by virtue of its genre. Recommended.