Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams: Capitalism. Liam Williams.

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Comedy starring Liam Williams performed on the following days in August 2014...

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Less pathetic now, Williams follows his Best Newcomer nominated debut with a free show about money. Let Edinburgh tremble. He's in Sheeps if you're a fan of them, though his solo stuff is a bit different tonally. If you like television he's done a few things for that: Russell Howard's Good News, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, something for Channel 4. And if you're old, he's been on BBC Radio 4, like, three times. 'Beautifully crafted' ***** (Metro). 'A rather special stand-up' (Telegraph).

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Less pathetic now, Best Newcomer Award Nominee Liam Williams returns following his widely-acclaimed debut to the Fringe with a free show about money.

A self-reflective introduction to British comedy's bright young thinker, Williams' debut was a down-beat promenade through casted optimisms, and personal shortcomings. Following two sold-out London runs, a UK tour, critical acclaim, and an Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination, Williams returns...

If you like television he's done a few things for that: Russell Howard's Good News, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, something for Channel 4. And if you're old, he's been on BBC Radio 4, like, three times.

Capitalism shoots (just as firmly) from the other hip. Things are going well, Williams' chin is up, his mouth is beginning to turn upwards at the corners, and yet the monkey refuses to relinquish its grip on his back.

Within success and happiness there remains a space for inadequacy, and that is precisely where this show finds itself nestled. Williams continues on his existential journey, with anotably outward-looking hour. His attention has turned to economic struggle, societal obligation, apathy, malaise, and the implications of reaching quarter-life with one's brainintact. It's abrasive stuff, but with a spring in its step.

Williams recently wrote and starred in his own series of Channel 4's Comedy Blaps (featuring Alison Steadman, Charlotte Ritchie, and Duncan Preston). In 2013 he was named asone of GQ's 'Men of the next 25 years', appeared as the standup act on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), as a guest on Phil & Alice's Lolz Lounge (BBC Radio 1) and featured in Jamie Demetriou's Comedy Blaps (Channel 4). In 2012 he appeared in Doctor Brown's Channel 4 pilot, as well as performing solo as part of BBC Comedy presents.

Elsewhere on the Fringe Liam appears in Sheeps: Wembley Previews.