Outdoor Stand Up Comedy? Tomorrow night? Yes please!
For various reasons, I've had a last minute opportunity to put on two of my favourite comedians. And, because I prefer to sit outdoors in the summer, I thought it would be nice to do it in the garden of the wonderful Twelve Taps on the High Street.
Here's the plan - squeeze the most out of one of the longest days of the year by kicking back in the garden of the Taps. It'll be warm (see forecast below), it'll be chilled. We'll have 2 full-length Edinburgh previews for you. They'll chat, you'll laugh... you'll realise that outdoor comedy is the best thing ever.
It's £3 on the door. We're not doing advanced tickets for this one so just come along. It will be first come first serve on the door. So please come along early. Doors are at 7.30.
Here's a bit of info on the acts...
IlluminArchie* is the hilarious new show by living-legend, "super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) Award winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. In the past, he's been described as "poignant, inventive and razor-sharp" (Broadway Baby) and having "a corking, almost cinematic story" (Chortle).
Join Archie for his new show, which looks at how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn't have to, his hope that there's a secret society controlling his future, an accidentally racist girlfriend and the perils of Mexican pyramids.
‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ *(Time Out)* comedian Tiernan Douieb considers if ignorance is indeed bliss, and if so, surely he shouldn't know that. Tiernan tries to work out what anyone actually wants anymore, what being civilised actually means and whether or not he’ll ever be able to persuade his wife to like raw tomatoes. A new hour of political gags and nonsense musings from ‘Opinionated yet likeable’ (The Guardian) Douieb.
Miserably Happy is Tiernan Douieb’s sixth solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe. His recent projects include: writing and producing his weekly podcast, Partly Political Broadcast, which combines jokes about the news with expert guest interviews; organising a series of shows in aid of Help Refugees with Jen Brister, featuring Sarah Millican, Dara O'Briain, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi and many others at performances across the UK; supporting Frankie Boyle throughout his August 2016 run at the Soho Theatre; and co-running Comedy Club 4 Kids where he is resident MC, making small people laugh alongside comedians like Adam Buxton, Sofie Hagen, Nish Kumar and Josie Long.
“It’s a really lovely show, really good. A really good show.” – Mark Thomas
“The show is funny, but more than that it’s interesting and, actually, a little bit life-affirming.” – **** Giggle Beats ‘Douieb’s satire is sharp, warm and above all, very, very funny.‘ **** Three Weeks
‘A perennial contender for the title of most affable person in comedy‘ – The Scotsman
PS - I've been completely snowed under with various bits and bobs. Still planning to run some kind of Whitstable Bay Outdoor Film Festival this year. Not sure what form it'll take. If you've got time and might like to help out...please drop me a line.