The Castanet Club (1991)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Australia   |  
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Fans of Dame Edna and her ilk may find the home-grown corny Australian humor of The Castanets right up their alley. This documentary is designed especially to please the fans of this extremely popular ten-member comedy group and contains portions of three performances in Bondi. The dramatic conceit framing these performances is that a club manager is looking desperately for some inexpensive bookings and reluctantly goes with the Castanets, who are decidedly on the cheesy (and cheap) side. Scenes from their standard nightclub act follow, including a raucous male "wet underwear" contest, and comedy music bits include a patter song I've Been Everywhere, composed almost entirely of tongue-twisting Australian place names.