Every attempt is made to make each Square Hole line-up a thoughtfully balanced compilation of established and emerging talent and contrasting voices and vibes, and this gig more than meets those criteria. The talent quota below is so high, they would be over-qualified to run the country.
Foxdog Studios are IT professionals, Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton, who accidentally started making live comedy shows with technology. Combining comedy, computer programming and rock music, they’ve have made a name for themselves one of the most innovative comedy acts around. Bringing multimedia audience participation to the mobile phone in your pocket, the duo has performed their unique brand of comedy to sold-out audiences nationwide and played at festivals in the UK and beyond. Their early shows earned them a nomination for the Chortle Award for Innovation, along with nominations for the Malcolm Hardee’s Award for Comic Originality and Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid.
Their 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show Robot Chef sold out in advance, with extra shows added to meet the phenomenal demand. It earned them a British Comedy Guide recommendation along with spots on numerous publications’ top picks of the Fringe, including The Independent’s ‘Best Comedy Shows to see’, The Scotsman’s ‘Most Unusual Comedy Shows at the Fringe’ and The Skinny’s ‘Top Picks’. It was then named Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2019.
During lockdown they took to Twitch where they streamed a plethora of interactive games and activities and enabled our host, Rich, to fire a sausage from a cannon in Manchester whilst sat in his living room in Sheffield, a moment of as yet unparalleled joy in his life.
“Foxdog Studios’ technological wizardry is matched only by their baffling modesty… this is ridiculous, unique and so funny your face will hurt” ★★★★★ — The Skinny
“A solid hour of entertainment, laughs and a bit of something different” ★★★★★ — Broadway Baby
“A perfect blend of geeky fun, rock’n’roll and daftness, there would have to be something wrong with you to not be able to enjoy yourself… their talent is sickening” ★★★★½ — Shortcom
“If you don’t enjoy their brand of techy musical comedy, there must be something wrong with your hardware. Try turning yourself off and on again” ★★★★ — Time Out
“The most loopily inventive show on the Edinburgh Fringe” ★★★★ — iNews
“A huge treat for everyone” ★★★★ — The List
Erika’s razor-sharp, dark and visceral writing paired with precise delivery makes her one of the most exciting young comedians on the circuit. She has quickly become a much in-demand writer and comedian working on numerous high profile TV shows. She has appeared on the BBC as a guest of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and on Dave in Comedian’s Giving Lectures and Comedy Guide To Life.
In 2019, she was crowned winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award, was the recipient of the Mike Craig Comedy Award, and the Hot Water Roast Battle Champion. In 2022 her debut show, Femcel, received plaudits at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ehler has also written for Late Night Mash, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and Death to 2020.
“provocative, filthy and flirty, and you just can’t help but like her” ★★★★ — The Skinny
“she’s got irrepressible star quality and big vagina energy” ★★★★ — The Scotsman
“Erika is sparklingly scathing from start to finish” ★★★★ — Funny Women
“Her controlled fierceness makes her incredibly watchable” – Chortle
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Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.00pm
Tickets: £9 online / £11 on the door (advanced booking recommended)
Venue: Shakespeare’s, Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB (upstairs)