"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."

SCOTSMAN

TUESDAY 16th AUGUST 2022

Pleasance One, Venue 33

12.40pm-2.10pm

Tickets: £15.00


TODAY'S SHOWS


Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Comedy (stand-up, music)
Party with carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, award-winning, human disco ball Katie Pritchard, in her debut musical-comedy hour, as she tries to figure out 'who she is' while possibly dressed as a pavlova. 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'An explosion of joyful lunacy' (Shortlist). Winner: Musical Comedy Award. Winner: 2Northdown New Comedian. Praise for previous work: 'An explosion of joyful lunacy' (Shortlist). 'Fantastically weird' (Femedy.home.blog). 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com); 'Katie Pritchard is a veritable Sizewell B' (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on Harry Hill's Clubnite and Pulped for Channel 4.

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

Theatre (new writing, true-life)
Clara Darcy is fit! She's also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down by the arrival of a fist-sized tumour... slap-bang in the middle of her head. Based on her astonishing real story and performed by the actress herself, this show explores things that define us, that fill us up and make us who we are. A cautionary postcard from the edge of life stuffed full of heart, love and dancing. 'Deeply rewarding experience' **** (TheatreReviewsNorth.com).

Chris Turner: Rap God

Comedy (improv, hip hop/breakin')

Award-winning performer and viral YouTube sensation with 40 million+ views, Chris Turner presents his most ambitious show yet – a one-man comedy and hip-hop spectacular. Jaw-dropping freestyle rap and hilarious stand-up combine for an hour of high-octane musical comedy from 'a virtuoso... a hip-hop machine' (Guardian). As seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 'Mind-bendingly flawless' *****(EdFestMag.com). 'Don't miss a single brilliant second of Rap God' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Exquisite' ***** (Scenestr.com.au). **** (List). **** (Skinny). **** (Herald). Winner – Best Comedy Weekly Award at Fringe World.



Briefs: Bite Club

Cabaret and Variety (circus, music)
’Australia's award-winning cult-cabaret mischief-makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory, join forces with much celebrated songbird Sahara Beck. An event sautéed in a hedonistic haze of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre and comedy. Described as one of Australia's most arresting performers, Sahara Beck's soaring vocals will blast female pride power into the ferociously fierce displays of talent from the Briefs boys you know and love. Their slick tomfoolery and heart-stopping hooliganism will be bathed in suave synth, heady hooks and swelling strings, all set to a glorious pop pulse.

Boris the Third

Theatre (comedy, satire)
When Boris Johnson was 18 he played Richard III. Apparently, he wasn’t prepared, didn’t learn his lines and the result was chaos. Boris the Third is a comedy imagining of what that school play might have been like. Will young Boris play the clown, charming his critics, or will he be remembered as the villain? A possible origin story for one of the most colourful and divisive figures in modern British politics. This is one illicit party you won’t want to miss. Written and directed by Adam Meggido, starring Mischief Theatre favourite, Harry Kershaw, as Boris.

Erika Ehler: Femcel

Comedy (stand-up)

Noun: A female incel. A woman who can't get a relationship. Fresh from appearances on Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC2) and Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave). Expect an hour of boldly offensive and immaculately crafted jokes.


I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, comedy)

Boasting a West End Wilma Award, three further award nominations and over 20 five-star reviews following its last sell-out Edinburgh run, this comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd dare admit it. Covering the journey from wide-eyed drama student to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or never-was), this show lifts the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing – plus those magical moments that make it all worthwhile.


Mervyn Stutter

Host and Compere

Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, he took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. 'Pick of the Fringe' started life as 'Have you seen anything good?', a show to help answer the perennial Fringe-goer question. To title was changed to 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1994 and it he has built it up into one of the must-see Fringe shows.

“Mervyn Stutter is very, very good as compere of this chat show, for to make such a showcase work requires skill, talent and quick reactions. Stutter works the crowd like the showman he is.”

THE OBSERVER


FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY COMPETITION

(+ a 20% off ticket promotion for every entrant!)

Yes, our ticket giveaway competition is back.

To celebrate the 29th year of Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe' we are giving away ten pairs of tickets in our BIG, free, ticket giveaway competition. Plus if you enter, we will send you a special promo code that will get you 20% off tickets.

Good luck!

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