Edinburgh is coming, and if you can’t be arsed to schlep all the way up there and fight your way through the melee of street performers, middle class students and beleaguered Scots praying for another referendum, we have an accessible and inexpensive opportunity for you to enjoy the festivities without all the fuckery. Our first two previews from a pair of first class festival veterans are detailed below. We are greatly looking forward to them both.
In this highly anticipated debut hour Kiri tackles the conversations that comedians have offstage but never in front of the audience… why aren’t women as funny as men? She explores the realities and science behind being a comedian who just so happens to be a woman. Added to that she sticks her white middle class nose into racial inequality. (I know; it has nothing to do with her but she won’t be told.)
As well as already being hugely popular regular on the comedy circuit, Kiri is also the director and co-writer with the multi award-wining sketch group, Gein’s Family Giftshop. She has appeared on tour as a support for Sarah Millican and Justin Moorhouse and has also performed on BBC Radio Wales. In addition to all this she co-hosts the All Killa No Filla podcast and recently appeared on Russell Howard’s new show, Stand Up Central.
“She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes” — Three Weeks
“Kiri was by far the funniest and most quick witted, one to look out for in the future” — Leicester Mercury
“Not afraid to shock a few people – McLean probably had the hardest laughs of the night and impressed throughout” — Giggle Beats
A madcap stand-up hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits. Brought to you by a twisted (but oblivious) child in a mid-twenties, asthmatic, white middle class body. This isn’t just another show about middle class nightmares. There’s less middle, not a lot of class, certainly plenty of nightmare. From the Jumper Game to the Elimination Process, there’s something here for someone. Imagine if Tim Burton made a stand-up game show and it might be like this…
Nicholas made a delightfully engaging visit to the Red Deer the first time round, and it is excellent to be able to invite him back. He is a multiple award nominated comedian of immense talent and inventiveness who has made repeated visits to both the Edinburgh and Leicester comedy festivals, enjoying particular success with his collaborative and interactive show, Conversation Garden, which subsequently toured around England.
“Someone as inventive as this should have a future in comedy” — Chortle
“His creativity is remarkable.” — Broadway Baby
“a dangerous comedian who keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next outrageous non sequitur.” — The Western Gazette
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 when you buy online, £7 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.