The Umbilical Brothers perform a variety of fast-paced comedic routines featuring mime, physical movement and sound effects skills. Their routines include everything from classic mime with a twist, to physical satire of tap dance to impossible contortionism illusions.
The Umbilical Brothers Off-Broadway show, “Thwak,” won a Drama Desk Award nomination for the “Most Unique Theatrical Experience.” Featuring two bizarre Australian performance artists, The New York Times said of their show at the Minetta Lane Theater “It’s a hit!” and called it “Wildly creative and wildly funny.” The Daily News wrote, “They will have you howling with delight! Blue Man Group and Stomp…make room for Thwak.” Time Out called the show “Twisted, marvelously peculiar and absolutely hilarious!”
The show is consistently funny and is perfect for international audiences.
The Umbilical Brothers have performed successfully for several corporate clients such as American Express, Astra Zeneca, Merrill Lynch, Cardinal Health, Lucent Technologies and many others. The Umbilical brothers have also performed before sold out audiences on London’s West End, at The Edinburgh Festival, The Hong Kong Fringe, London International Mime Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Germany’s Koln Comedy Festival, The Sydney Festival and in Singapore, Spain and New Zealand. They won the Australian Entertainment Industry’s MO Award for Best Comedy Group for the last 5 years.