This week we will have a look at two more genres of comedy that are going to be at the Fringe festival. They both have acts with lots of fantastic talent and provide some really good shows that you may want to check out when you are at the Fringe.
The Gayest Thing You’ve Ever Seen
About: This show is a debut from Martin at the Fringe. In this show he talks about Grindr, homo-sexy-gal and many other subjects. This show is not for the faint hearted but he welcomes everyone. The show draws on Martins gay life and the observations that he has made.
Where: CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Dates: August 6-28th
John Pendal: International Man of Leather
About: Another debut stand up show coming to the Fringe this year. It is based on a true story how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago in 2003.
Where: The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 (Venue 12)
Cost: Full Price – £8, Concession – £7
Dates: August 4-14, 16-28
Mae Martin: Work In Progress
About: You may recognise Mae Martin from BBC Radio 4, Live from the BBC and Russell Howard’s Good News and is also a fringe regular. She is back this year to test out new material and every nights show will be improvised of brand new content.
Where: Laughing Horse @ City Cafe (Venue 85)
Dates: August 4-16th, 18th-28th
Panti: High Heels in Low Places
About: The description on the page describes it as:
The Queen of Ireland Panti invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto shaped world, exposing stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the national f*cking treasure she is today. In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed Pantigate. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast worldwide, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success. Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.
Where: Traverse Theatre (Venue 15)
Cost: Full Price – £20.50, Concession – £15.50, Unemployed – £8.50
Dates: August 8th-14th
Time: 10:30, 13:30, 16:15, 19:00, 20:00
Wayne Carter Teaches You To Be Fabulous
About: If you are looking for a show that is all about Dancing, Drinking and sel-reflective then this is the show for you.
Where: Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom (Venue 93)
Dates: August 4-28th
The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show
About: This show has a very tiny description so we will go with what the group has to say about themselves:
Three people’s dreams merge in post-apocalyptic Britain.
Where: Laughing Horse @ The White Horse (Venue 296)
Dates: August 6-11th
Shhh – An improvised Silent Movie
About: If you love improv then this is the show you should not miss at it is like nothing you have ever seen before. If you love silent movies it is also a must. This is a completely improvisd silent movie accompanied by a live ragtime piano music inpsired by the films of the 1920’s. Each show will be created up on the spot and will be inspired by Chaplin, Lloyd and many other stars.
Where: C Venues – C Nova (Venue 145)
Cost: Full Price – £10.50, Concession £8.50
Dates: August 6-20th
The Story of the Nervous Man
About: This was nominated as the Best New Show at the Prague Fringe 2015 Inspiration Award. Neil Frost cannot speak so it is up to the audience to tell his tale and help this nervous man change his life by taking risks.
Where: C Venues – C Soco at Ibis ( Venue 81)
Dates: August 3-15th, 17th-29th