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2014 Edinburgh Fringe

Jay Handley: Free Comic

  • Comedy (stand-up)
  • 10:10pm (60 mins)
  • 2-23 Aug 2014
  • Dragonfly
  • Free
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63: Dragonfly

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If Jay Handley had spent as much time running his business as he did writing this show he wouldn't be unemployed now and you would have one less thing to see at this year's Fringe. 'F*cking awesome!' (Eminent Banter). 'Cracking material!' (Ha Ha Comedy Club). 'Actually amazing!' (Comedy Cafe MC). 'Go see his show!' (BroadwayBaby.com).

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Which Midland acts are playing at Edinburgh?

With more than 3,000 shows in 250 venues, the Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. Roz Laws rounds up the Midland artists taking part and talks to a stand-up comic.

Roz Laws, Coventry Telegraph, 1st August 2014

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If Jay Handley had spent as much time running his business as he did writing this show he wouldn't be unemployed now and you would have one less thing to see at this year's Fringe.

Free Comic is a barrage of Jay Handley's best material from 4 years on the stand up circuit.

A theme was never intended... but one seems to have emerged by mistake.

His show paints a picture of the worldview and experiences of a self-employed 30 year-old man, who has never had a proper job, coming of age 10 years too late.

Having willfully let his own business fail in order to pursue a career in comedy he has rolled the dice in the hope of success in a profession in which finding new and interesting ways to laugh at himself seems to be paying off.

Over the course of the hour he shares comic insights, anecdotes and stories relating to himself, politics, romance and society at large.

It is... in unequal parts... touching, thought-provoking, hilarious and ever so slightly musical.

In his time on the circuit Jay Handley has performed at some of the biggest and best clubs in the country including, The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, The Stand, Jongleurs, Highlight, Baby Blue and The Frog an Bucket.

He also runs his own regular gig in Birmingham called Fat Penguin (now in its 4th year) which has a fantastic reputation among both punters and acts.

Performances

Date Time Venue
2nd Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
3rd Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
4th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
5th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
6th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
7th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
8th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
9th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
10th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
11th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
12th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
13th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
14th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
15th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
16th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
17th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
18th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
19th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
20th Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
21st Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
22nd Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly
23rd Aug 2014 22:10 Dragonfly

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