The Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers

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Performer at ICFR 2014

The Umbilical Brothers (AUS) are a comic duo that consists of Shane Dundas and David Collins. They met in 1988 at the University of Western Sydney in a salsa club where David swung around and broke the nose of Shane! Since then, Shane and David performed on the 'Late Show with David Letterman', 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', and even 'Broadway', They also appeared at many festivals such as Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Shane and David combine mime with ordinary dialogue and vocal sound effects in their performances.They use puppetry, slapstick, mimicry and audience participation, and make scant use of props and lighting. After having performed for seven years, their routines are highly scripted. The Umbilical Brothers is a very unusual act in the comedy scene, but they are certainly worth watching at International Comedy Festival Rotterdam 2014!