British Comedy Guide

Henry Paker - Cabin Fever

Henry Paker - Cabin Fever. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Show details

Stand-up starring Henry Paker that will be performed at Pleasance Courtyard at 8:30pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2011.


Constructs of the gleefully absurd. 'If you like Bill Bailey but can't bear the thought of what's living in that hair, try this one?' (List). Henry Paker has appeared on Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central) and Act Your Age (Radio 4). He won the Leicester Comedian of the Year award in 2008 and has written for Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. 'Has the audience rolling in the aisles for the vast majority of an action-packed hour. Paker is a riotous, iconoclastic star in the making' (Fest). **** (The List, Fest, ThreeWeeks).


Full press release

One of the break-though acts of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, Henry Paker, returns with a brand new show called Cabin Fever armed with the razor sharp, articulate comedic voice that has established him as one of the most exciting new talents on the circuit.

In Cabin Fever, Henry concocts a unique blend of sublime nonsense, microscopic observations and improvisation, whilst not being afraid to take on such big questions as: "What is the singular of Panini?" Would anyone else at this year's Festival have the guts to write a poem about lip balm? We doubt it.

Henry made his debut at the Fringe in 2008 as part of the prestigious showcase The Comedy Zone, shortly after being named the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He was a member of acclaimed sketch group Superclump with Elis James and Josh Widdicombe, and went on to appear in Mark Watson's Fringe First winning The Hotel alongside Tom Basden and others.

Henry has appeared on Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central) and on Radio 5 Live's 7 Day Sunday, Radio 4's Act Your Age and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash. He has written for 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Ask Rhod Gilbert, The Odd Half Hour (Radio 4) and Newsjack (Radio 7).

Henry is also an acclaimed cartoonist. He has produced two books; Don't Arm Wrestle a Pirate, which was featured on Richard and Judy's Book Club, and Why Steve Was Late, which was serialised in The Times. He has also produced a series of short animations, 101 Really Bad Ideas, voiced by Steve Coogan, which can be found on the BBC Comedy website.

Henry enjoyed a spectacular festival in 2010 with solo stand up show, 3D Bugle, and a two-handed comedy melodrama The Golden Lizard, with Mike Wozniak. 3D Bugle received four and five star reviews, was named by The Independent as one of '20 things not to miss' at the Fringe and The List named Henry as one of 'five new faces in British comedy to watch in Edinburgh'. The Golden Lizard transferred to the Soho Theatre earlier this year after equal critical success.