Taking his first steps out of the primordial soup, Whitney provides a guide to sex, drink and violence and not getting away with it. 'Genuine spirit of fun' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Huge laughs? Silver-tongued warrior' (Spectator).
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Stepping forth from the primordial soup, David Whitney provides a guide to sex, drink and violence, and not getting away with it in his debut solo hour Struggling To Evolve at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Struggling To Evolve sees Whitney explore the universal tension between our civilised aspirations and the more primitive instincts that can hold us back - the perpetual uphill struggle for self-betterment we're all too familiar with.
Primitive instincts are what apparently took over back in 2010 when David was prosecuted for allegedly head-butting a patron after a Fringe gig. He's not yet had the chance to address the event publicly, but now the dust has settled, apologies have been issued and the fine paid, he's here to set the record straight. This is a show about growing up and moving on, and the mistakes we make along the way, broaching everything from banks to prostitutes to McDonalds...
Hailing from a military family in Aberdeen, David's formative years were spent all over the world in various army camps. The plan was to join the British Army, until a last minute panic resulted in David enrolling at drama school instead of Sandhurst... Fast forward a few years... David is working in America, and after a string of lies to impress some girls, performed his first comedy gig at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills.
He hasn't looked back since, and now regularly plays some of the biggest clubs in the country. David's material is a fine blend of political satire and pure filth, making him the thinking person's comic... provided that person is thinking of something satirically filthy at the time. David was involved in both the pilot and the first 2 series of the Bafta Award-winning Channel 4 comedy Fonejacker, and regularly acts for both film and television. Most recently David took the lead opposite Tom Conti in the 2011 rom-com Rekindle, and is currently producing and starring, (along side Hal Cruttenden), in the new comedy Off the Charts.