2017 Edinburgh Fringe

Infant Hercules

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Infant Hercules. Chris McGlade

Loud, outspoken and very accessible political comedy from a Northern working-class prospective. Likened to a hybrid of Jerry Sadowitz and Johnny Vegas, Chris is opinionated and a tour de force. Unlike any comic you have seen - a true alternative. Not for the faint-hearted. 'This is whole-hearted stuff that takes me back to the days when comedy was all loud with anger and flat with northern vowels. He wellies into his set with an infectious enthusiasm and an obvious love for the job' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
4th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
5th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
6th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
7th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
8th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
9th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
10th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
11th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
12th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
13th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
15th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
16th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
17th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
18th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
19th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
20th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
22nd Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
23rd Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
24th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
25th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
26th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves
27th Aug 23.00 Just The Tonic at the Caves

Reviews

Press articles

Comics complain of comedy industry's failings

The Fringe wouldn't be the Fringe without comedians complaining about the state of the industry. Now several of them have lined up to slam the comedy world for being too politically correct.

Chortle, 26th August 2017

How liberal Edinburgh comics are panning PC

A new wave of comedians probing faults in leftwing politics provoke a crucial debate, but does their exaggerated antagonism hamper the cause?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 25th August 2017

Comics stand-up for the politically incorrect at Fringe

Comedy is currently more prescriptive than at any time I can remember. Prescriptive of words, of subjects, even of opinions. And that is worrying. The current industry-standard stand-up has to abide by a list of prohibitions that make a gluten-free, vegan shopping expedition seem simple. There are 328 recognised gender identities, Leo Kearse tells his packed audience, and reads a few from his phone. Canada has just passed a law making the non-use of the correct gender pronoun in any given situation an offence, he says. He thinks this is a bit much.

Kate Copstick, The Scotsman, 13th August 2017

Dave Johns and Chris McGlade interview

Two stars of I, Daniel Blake talk life after the film and their return to the Fringe.

Murray Robertson, The List, 27th July 2017

Edinburgh 10x10: 4. A nation divided

Ten comics from across the political spectrum.

Chortle, 20th July 2017

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