Frisky & Mannish

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Frisky & Mannish are a British musical comedy cabaret double act, formed in London in March 2008 by Laura Corcoran (vocalist) and Matthew Floyd Jones (pianist and vocalist).

Well known for a style of parody that consists of "shrewdly crafted, expertly delivered and rapturously received observations" on pop music, Corcoran and Jones portray themselves as "pop educators." They have been called "the mad scientists of pop, mixing unlikely solutions from incompatible artists and distilling entire genres into their separate elements" with "the tenacity of a Rottweiler and the charm of a Disney prince."

In 2009, Corcoran and Jones’s highly acclaimed début, Frisky and Mannish’s School of Pop, met with significant critical and commercial success, and was described as the "undisputed hit of the Edinburgh Fringe." Their subsequent work has been performed at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the New Zealand International Arts Festival, the Fringe World in Perth, and venues in Berlin, New York and Singapore, as well as across the United Kingdom. The act has been featured on BBC2's The Culture Show, and in several guest appearances on BBC Radio 1. They were runners-up in the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 2010, and have won fringe festival awards at Brighton and Adelaide, as well as receiving nominations for a Chortle Award, a Loaded LAFTA Award, and four London Cabaret Awards.

The act has been identified in The Guardian as a rare example of a successful mixed-gender comedy duo: "from Flight of the Conchords to French and Saunders, single-sex double acts are everywhere – but Frisky and Mannish show that more should cross the gender divide."

Pieces performed by this act
When A Child Is Born (released )
Subjects of pieces performed: birth (1), blood (1), Christmas (1), Christmas songs (1), hospital (1), pregnancy (1) and When A Child Is Born (1)
Comedic styles in pieces performed: cringe (1), dark (1), observational (1) and visual (1)
Musical styles in pieces performed: ballad (1) and easy listening (1)
Musical instruments in pieces performanced: bass (1), drums (1), electric piano (1) and strings (1)
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