Had it up to here with hilarity? Fed up with the feel good factor? Well, commiserations, because the Stand-Up Tragedy team are here to wipe that smile off your face! After successful London runs at the Leicester Square Theatre and the Hackney Attic, Sony Award-nominated Dave Pickering's 'entertaining bunch of melancholic oddballs' (thelondonword.com) offer a new breed of variety night - music, storytelling, stand-up and theatre, dedicated to the fine art of bringing you down! The show will feature a rolling roster of the best tragic acts from across this year's Fringe and literary festivals.
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Festivalgoers. Had it up to here with hilarity? Fed up with the feelgood factor? Well, commiserations, because the Stand-Up Tragedy team are here to wipe that smile off your face!
After successful runs at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2012 and the Dogstar, Brixton, and the Hackney Attic in 2013, Stand-Up Tragedy, part of the PBH Free Fringe, is now giving Edinburgh some reasons to be tearful.
Hosted by supreme curmudgeon Dave Pickering, Sony- and Radio Academy-nominated creator of the Getting Better Acquainted podcast and one of the presenters of Spark London ("Spark London should not just be stumbled on; they should be booked in advance and seats should be taken with anticipation" - Broadway Baby), Stand-Up Tragedy promises you:
Melancholic music - black comedy - sad stories - depressing poetry - miserable magic - anything, really, as long as it has a tragic twist.
Acts booked for the Edinburgh run so far include:
Robin Ince (winner, Sony Radio awards, Chortle awards, Time Out Comedy awards)
Timandra Harkness ("Exponentially funny" - Three Weeks)]
Superbard ("Romantic, funny, finely crafted wordplay. A delight" - Edinburgh Fringe Biscuit, 2012)
Rob Auton ("Charming, eccentric and uplifting - ****" - Independent)
Sarah Campbell ("Very funny" - the Guardian)
Jay Foreman (BBC New Talent pick of the Fringe)
Fay Roberts ("Incredible emotional intelligence and quiet charm" - Fringe Report)
... with more masters of misery to be confirmed.
The team will also be releasing a daily Tragic Podcast on every day of the Fringe, consisting of excerpts from the show plus interviews with cast and audience, beginning with brand-new material and an exclusive interview with Josie Long on August 2nd. They'll be available for free through the website and iTunes.
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