On March 8th 1618 Johannes Kepler discovered the third law of planetary motion, establishing that solar orbits are generally squished and vary in velocity rather than being perfectly formed circles of singular speed. To this very day, as a mark of respect, many television viewers maintain the wrong aspect ratio on their screens as they haphazardly binge-watch The Fast (and Furious) Saga in no particular order. This is a fine tribute, but instead we ask that on March 8th 2020 you choose to abstain from this suborbital ritual and instead enjoy the squished world-views of a few out of kilter comics selected to join us. Johannes would like that a lot more.
Eleanor Tiernan is a stand up comedian, writer and actress known for her uniquely oblique world view. After starting her career in Ireland Eleanor quickly was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she performed on the festival’s New Faces showcase show with such talents as Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel and Kumail Nanjani. She later became part of the political satire team that produced RTE’s successful Irish Pictorial Weekly. One of her court reporter sketches which went viral is often mistaken for a real news report. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? Her stand up was featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg D Hunter among others. Eleanor has penned 8 Edinburgh Fringe festival shows. Her 2017 show “People Pleaser” put her on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch.
“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice” – Sunday Times
“her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers” – Three Weeks
“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country” – Irish Times
“Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage” – Hot Press Ireland
Eric Rushton is a pretty new comedian, but has already earned himself a hefty level of interest from the wider comedy circuit. He visited us for a middle spot some time ago and since he was booked to open on the back of that, he’s gone and won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award. Previous winners of that include Johnny Vegas, Romesh Ranganathan, Miles Jupp and many others (plus Reginald D Hunter came 2nd one time!). Eric is satisfyingly odd and deserves the win, and you deserve to win his time on the Square Hole stage.
“Intriguing and amusing” – Chortle
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £8.00 or £8.50 on the door.
Advanced booking is strongly recommended.