2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

  • Spoken Word (55 minutes)
Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

John Osborne has been performing poetry since 2006 at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude. His poems have been broadcast on BBC 6 Music and Radio 1. The creator of John Peel's Shed and Radio 4 regular is in Edinburgh again, this time having a go at his first hour-long poetry show. These poems are a celebration of the gentle magic that punctuates our quiet lives. 'Genius ... a comic highlight' (Guardian). 'A lovely, engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday' (Stuart Maconie).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
8th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
9th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
10th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
11th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
12th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
13th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
14th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
15th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
16th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
17th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
18th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
20th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
21st Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
22nd Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
23rd Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
24th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
25th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
26th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
27th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
28th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
29th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms
30th Aug 13.30 The Voodoo Rooms

Reviews

Press articles

Art Works? The Fringe Poster Post-Mortem

A rad or bad poster can make or break your Fringe show. Si Hawkins asked a cross-section of this year's acts to talk him through their visual feasts.

Si Hawkins, Fest Mag, 3rd August 2015

John Osborne answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

John Osborne, who you might have recently heard on Radio 4, is back at the Fringe this year.

British Comedy Guide, 28th July 2015

More details

After sell-out shows in 2011 and 2012, Radio 4 regular John Osborne comes to Edinburgh with his first ever poetry show. Join him every day for poems that celebrate the everyday life. Kylie Minogue internet dating, his attempts to learn the constellations and wondering what happened to a boy from school who was called Michael Jackson. At 1.30 pm this is the perfect way to start your day of watching shows at the fringe.

WHO IS JOHN OSBORNE?

His first solo show John Peel's Shed was a complete sell out at the 2011 and 2012 Edinburgh fringes receiving five star reviews from The Scotsman and The Independent. It was later adapted for Radio 4, and since then John has written and performed five more half hour Radio 4 comedy specials, including The New Blur Album, The Kindness of Strangers and Valentine's Day, starring Peep Show's Isy Suttie. He wrote the sitcom After Hours with fellow writer Molly Naylor. Directed by Craig Cash and starring Jaime Winstone, Ardal O'Hanlon and John Thomson it will be broadcast on Sky1 in the autumn.

WHAT IS THE EDINBURGH SHOW?

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway is a 55 minute poetry show. John has been performing poetry since 2006 at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and Glastonbury. He has had poetry published in The Guardian, The Big Issue and The Spectator and has performed on BBC Radio 3, 6Music and Radio 1.

WHEN AND WHERE?

1.30 every afternoon in the prestigious Voodoo Rooms (French Quarter), 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA. Part of the PBH Free Fringe.

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