Improv / stand-up performed on the following days in August 2012...
A Whose Line Is It Anyway? type challenge for stand-up comedy! Comedy stars get an original, never before seen 'set list' of topics, partially written by you, and create a spontaneous, original stand-up set before a live audience! Each new 'set list' is projected onscreen... so follow along, get inside the minds of comedians and watch how each crafts their own particular style of comedy right in the moment of creation. 'The must see show of the festival!' ***** (Scotsman).
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The edge-of-your-seat improvised stand-up show Set List created by Troy Conrad returns to the Just The Tonic Caves at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following sold out runs at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Soho Theatre and Nottingham, Set List brings a unique take on the mixed night show, with the comedians never knowing what will appear on the Set List laid out before them. Fearless guests who regularly perform at the Los Angeles born show produced by Paul Provenza, Troy Conrad, and Barbara Romen include Rich Hall, Tim Minchin, Phill Jupitus, Dara O'Briain, Greg Proops, Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, Jimmy Carr, Wil Anderson, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Simon Munnery, Dave Gorman, Axis of Awesome, Pajama Men, plus many more.
The comedy pros are handed an original, never-before-seen set list of topics as they walk onstage to create an instant, spontaneous and original stand-up set before a live audience. Each new set list is projected onscreen so the audience can follow along, get inside the minds of comedians, and watch how they craft their own particular style of comedy right from the moment of creation.
A favourite show among comics and audiences alike, Set List is poised to please the late-night crowd at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. "It's comedy without a net, and the comics' sets are 100% different each time they do the show," said Provenza. "It's not about comics competing against one another. It's more like golf. The comic is competing against the course. In this case, the course is a list of material that virtually no comic has ever talked about."
Troy Conrad, who created the show in 2010 based on what he has done onstage for over a decade, describes the show as "A fantastic opportunity to be in the moment like never before, and bring out the true potential and voice of each comic." Added producer Barbara Romen: "Audiences see their favourite comics' as they've never seen them before. You can watch the wheels turning as they handle the insane pressure as only the quickest comedy brain can."
Set List is a playground for the comedy mind.
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