Let Loose Live is the Seven networks latest attempt at producing comedy. The show is loosely based on the American show Saturday Night Live. The show contains a series of live and pre-recorded sketch comedy routines. The live sketches are broadcast live and performed in front of a studio audience. Being live-to-air, the format gives allowance for spontaneous ad-libbing during sketch performances. The cast is a mix of new talent and experienced comics. Despite retaining sketch comedy cast members from the former highly successful comedy program Fast Forward and prominent comic personalities Dave O'Neil, Colin Lane, Jane Hall & Andrew Curry, the show fails to evoke the same level of humour from past Seven network productions such as Fast Forward & Full Frontal due to poor writing and timing despite having good characters which the cast provide. Sketches seem to lack in humorous content, punch lines and continuity. Many sketches fail to hit the mark in terms of the joke being expressed and receive very little laughter or over-exaggerated put-on laughter from the audience. Unfortunately the show is likely to be axed in the not-to-distant future just like the recent failed Seven Network comedy offerings of 'The Big Bite' and 'Hamish & Andy' unless the standard of humour and script writing is improved.
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