The Little Dum Dum Club is fast becoming something of a cult-hit podcast and it's easy to see why. Karl Chandler and Tommy Dassalo have taken their show to the stage at this year's comedy festival, presenting an easy-going, fun-filled hour with a variety of guests on hand.
The duo curate a relaxed, conversational vibe, one typical of your standard panel show. Dassalo tends to take on hosting duties, the comic a natural MC when given the platform. Chandler, meanwhile, seems to assume the role of the show's cheeky antagonist, his podcast partner subject to cracking pot-shots. Although they indulge in discussing matters intrinisically tied to their own lives, their goodwill and good humour ensures the experience never feels too alienating. It helps that their chemistry is superb, of course. Ultimately, Chandler and Dassalo succeed in somehow making their friendship and their lives the property of their listeners for an hour, comfortable and in their element as comedians.
The show has included a variety of guests so far, including festival favourites (eg. Celia Pacquola, Dave Thornton, Anyone For Tennis) and special guests (eg. Tony Martin). The duo's rapport with their contemporaries is notable, guests put at ease and invited to entertain the hosts' tangents.
Pre-existing fans of the podcast will likely embrace this unique opportunity to see the show and its characters live and those unacquainted won't be left out in the cold. All in all, The Little Dum Dum Club is a light-hearted, good-spirited spot of panel-based comedy.