Fringe 2011 comedy: five free shows
Featuring Hatty Ashdown, Jody Kamali, Paul Foot, Norman Lovett and Gadd, Kirk and Winning
This article is from 2011.
‘Hatty Ashdown’s brain is made up of funny molecules,’ claims Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper with what is presumably deemed as a compliment. Nan-Child helps us peer into a curious world.
Finnegan’s Wake, 225 9348, 5–27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 3.50pm.
Bristol’s foremost Iranian comedian makes his sixth Fringe appearance with Business Coaching for Idiots, a multi-character extravaganza which promises/threatens ‘corporate bullshit’.
The Hive, 556 0444, until 28 Aug (not 15), 2.30pm.
A trio of Scotland’s would-be comedy superstars (including James Kirk who won last year’s So You Think You’re Funny gong), give us an hour of nifty, if apparently awkward, comedy.
Bannermans, 226 0000, 6–16 Aug, 1.45pm.
With Paul Foot at the director’s table, The Underdogs will hope to snap up the plaudits for this sketchy satire on Shakespeare.
The Three Sisters, 622 6801, 7–28 Aug (not 13, 20, 27), 12.15pm.
The chap who was once a hologram on Red Dwarf brings his ebullient self to a Canongate venue in order to boost the celeb count of those doing it for free.
The Canons’ Gait, 226 0000, 6–29 Aug (not 15, 22), 8.25pm.
Jody Kamali's Business Coaching for Idiots - Edinburgh Festival 2011 trailer
Norman Lovett - Bags & Biscuits DVD Clip "Closing Chat"
Gadd, Kirk and Winning: Well, This is Awkward…
Scotland’s best new comedians come together to showcase the routines that have established their reputation as some of the most promising acts in the UK. They’ve been winning awards and receiving rave reviews over the last year for their unique approach to comedy. Richard Gadd (winner Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year…
Hatty Ashdown: Nan-Child
'Problem is Hatty, you often take the easy option in life by playing the fool.' Step inside Hatty’s loop loop world from a unique upbringing to life fantastical in this anecdotal show. Hatty's career began interviewing big names such as James Brown, Lou Reed and Esther Rantzen for the BBC and Channel 4. As a stand-up she…
Jody Kamali's Business Coaching for Idiots - Free
RRP £3,000! A masterclass full of ridiculous ways to succeed within the workplace. Multi-character comedy from Bristolian, cult YouTube star Kamali, best known for his character, Terry the Odd Job Man. Sell out 07/08. May contain corporate bullshit. Going to work will never be the same again. 'Very funny' (Time Out)…
Directed By David Richardson (Shameless). When two monkeys sit in a room typing, eventually they come up with Shakespeare. These are the bits that never made it to the stage! The Underdogs hilarious sketch show that mocks the Bard.