By now, even people who don’t actively listen to Ed Sheeran know at least one of his songs—most likely “Thinking Out Loud,” probably played over a special moment in a reality TV series or the entirety of a wedding slideshow. The name is, in the very least, familiar.
So why wouldn’t people flock to a $2 performance of his? Because it was set up by Australian comedy duo Hamish & Andy and hyped as a “peep show,” which doesn’t necessarily have to mean weird sex, but typically does.
Plus, the recruiting character they play up has a vibe of a dude who would rope you into an elaborate pyramid scheme just to somehow feel your girlfriend’s boobs. Not really a trustworthy fellow. But the few that decided the weird was worth the while got the biggest surprise to find the oddball was telling the truth.