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Rank and Vile show lives up to its name


Jessica Bice | Interrobang | Lifestyles | March 11th, 2013



Comedians Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson have very dirty minds... and filthier mouths.

For some, this type of comedy may be unappealing, and for others it may be right up their alley, but it's “not to impress,” said Frost, who is hitting London with Robinson for the Rank and Vile Comedy Show from March 21 to 23 at Yuk Yuk's (900 King St.).

Though a crude style of humour, it is meant to be taken lightly, Frost said. “The basics of our show verses other shows is the controversial tones — no apologies for what we do. It is meant to be taken as a joke.”

Frost said that this style of comedy is not all that unconventional. “It's unconventional in the sense that people think stand up is supposed to be a certain way, but it is not unconventional to the history of comedy shows ... We may be pushing conventions of thought ... provoking-thought in a rank and vile way, but it is not all that unconventional.”

He was enthusiastic to mention that they're proud of their style of humour. “We don't hide it behind anything; you can't please everyone, and we're not trying to!”

What the Rank and Vile comedians take pride in is their new material and staying true to the style of comedy they set out to be. “‘Rank and Vile' sums it up,” Frost exclaimed. He also noted that they were to call their show “Double Penetration” but changed it for the sake of public opinion.

Frost said Fanshawe students always make for a great audience. “Fanshawe students are wonderful when they come to our shows.” They have been at Fanshawe a few times before and were delighted in the reactions they got from the audience. “We're used to hecklers, but Fanshawe students weren't like that ... They either enjoyed it or they didn't, but they didn't heckle.”

Love it or hate it, Frost and his crew don't plan to change any time soon. Check out Frost and Robinson's Rank and Vile show at Yuk Yuk's on March 21 at 8 p.m., March 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Snag tickets at yukyuks.com. For more information, head to Frost's site at comedywhore.com.
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