The Oblong Show
For over a year now Square Hole’s scintillatingly ridiculous sister night, The Oblong Show (or ‘Oblong’ to those in the know) has provided a home for comedic experimentation and utter daftness on a scale probably imaginable to people with healthy imaginations but certainly a challenge to those without. This month we embrace the inventive and idiosyncratic hilarity of the following individuals:
Shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, winner of the Nottingham Comedy Festival Best Newcomer, winner of the Hallam FM Grand Comedy Howler, finalist in numerous other competitions, and a critically acclaimed presence at the Edinburgh and Leicester comedy festivals, it’s hard to describe exactly what Dan Nicholas is, but here’s 35 words that attempt to do just that:
Comedian. Funny. Alternative. Interactive. Surreal. Deadpan. Jokes. Listening bits. Concerning. Shaking. Warped. Hilarious. Very interactive. Intimidating. Frightening. Lonely. Borderline psychotic. Silent. Pauses. Still interactive. Engaging. Dishevelled. Observational. One-liners. Charming. Slapstick. Handsome? Terrifying. Spindly. Dan. Nicholas.
‘Immensely brave use of Pinter-esque silences..a dangerous comedian who keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next outrageous non sequitur.’ – Western Gazette
‘his creativity is remarkable’ – Broadway Baby
‘Someone as inventive as this should have a future in comedy.’ – Chortle
James & Seaburn
and additional oddities
Admission £3 on the door
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Seating reservations available; just tweet us or leave a message on the Facebook event page.