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July 12, 2014 9:04 AM   Subscribe

The Umbilical Brothers are the best mime with words duo act you might ever have the chance to see. Their performances combine mime with ordinary dialogue and vocal sound effects. They use puppetry, slapstick, mimicry and audience participation, and make scant use of props and lighting.

Here is the entire history of the Australian film industry in two minutes. And here is more!
Finger War
Velcro World
You Talkin' To Me?
Not Suitable For Children
Drink Driving
Open Me Stupid

This is who they are.
posted by h00py (14 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
The best thing I saw at the Edinburgh Festival was The Umbilical Brothers. Walked out and got in line to watch the next performance. Incredible.
posted by oh pollo! at 9:55 AM on July 12


They also did a kid's show called The Upside Down Show. My daughter loved it so much that we held off getting rid of cable until we could find some DVDs for her.
posted by artychoke at 10:30 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


They make me laugh. :)
posted by Pouteria at 10:54 AM on July 12


That is one creepy roadie.
posted by oddman at 11:00 AM on July 12


Wow. They are fantastic! Thanks for posting.
posted by effluvia at 11:01 AM on July 12


I met these guys when we were doing a show in Denmark (the Scandinavians DO love it!) and they were playing the same building. They do such solid work... and were sweet folks. We were quoting their jokes for days.
posted by eyesontheroad at 12:01 PM on July 12


This is excellent!
posted by inparticularity at 12:59 PM on July 12


Great stuff, thanks h00py!
posted by sneebler at 3:34 PM on July 12


Seen them live. Would happily see again and again.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 5:38 PM on July 12


I saw their "Thwak" show about a dozen years ago and laughed so hard I almost couldn't breathe. Came back a couple of nights later and enjoyed it just as much the second time.
posted by BlahLaLa at 6:51 PM on July 12


Saw these guys live in Auckland a few years ago. I. Couldn't. Stop. Laughing.
posted by arzakh at 7:31 PM on July 12


They make all the noises for Maisy Mouse.
posted by slightlybewildered at 10:33 PM on July 12


Awesome! They reminded me a little of Men in Coats.
posted by katrielalex at 5:25 AM on July 14


Finally watched this, and they're great! Thanks for posting this, I had never heard of them.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:25 PM on July 15


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