Stephen Carlin: Gambling Man

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Stand-up show starring Stephen Carlin performed on the following days in August 2013...

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Are you content to fritter away your life in gainful employment ... or are you feeling lucky? Well are you? Can you feel it in your bones? Are you on a roll? Are the gods smiling on you? Go on, put your money where your mouth is and bet your life savings on a horse, or a greyhound, or a football match. Oh, not so sure now? What, feeling a bit cautious? You disappoint me. Stephen Carlin examines gambling, chance, optimism and how to beat the odds in life. ***** (Herald).

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Are you feeling lucky? Well are you? Can you feel it in your bones? Are you on a roll? Are the gods smiling on you? Go on, put your money where your mouth is and bet your life savings on a horse, or a greyhound, or a football match...

Fresh from his TV appearances on Comedy Central's The Alternative Comedy Experience, curated by Stewart Lee, London-based Scotsman Stephen Carlin returns to Edinburgh from 31 July - 26 August with a new show about gambling, addiction, and how to beat the odds in life.

Gambling Man explores the smokiness of betting shops, the dark corners of overoptimistic poetry, and the unexpected allure of horses and other animals (watch out for the lonely pig). Carlin takes us on an autobiographical journey of his love-affair with gambling, from his discovery of the seductive powers of different addictions at an early age, to his subsequent life-long effort to become a millionaire gambler. Where did it all go wrong?

Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Felix Dexter and, most recently, Tom Stade on their national tours. He regularly performs all over the UK. He has gained a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery, aswell as critical acclaim and accolades. His writing credits include BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and the News Quiz and he is the author of a Comedy Blog, called The Stephen Carlin blog, which hilariously exposes the many facets of a life lived in comedy.