This show operates under the Pay What You Want (PWYW) model. To guarantee entry, buy a ticket in advance. Tickets holders will be seated first. Then, if there is still space, the free queue will be let in. At the end, anyone who didn't pay will be asked to leave a donation in a bucket.
Sad, lonely comedian Tom Mayhew (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee, 2017) brings his debut collection of self-deprecating jokes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Fragile Fragments brings together stories involving awkwardness, insecurity, anxiety, depression and heartbreak. You know, all those ol' comedy staples that we know and love. 'Tom Mayhew has funny bones inside his body. He has what it takes to go a long way' (Paul Foot). 'Endearingly humble... enjoyably surreal' (Chortle.co.uk).
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What is the show about?
Fragile Fragments is a comedy show inspired by Tom Mayhew's experiences as a quiet, awkward, depressed person who struggles with social anxiety and social activities in equal measure. It touches on issues such as sexuality, regret, and Top Cat. There are plenty of dark, self-deprecating jokes, all delivered by a likeable performer with the face of a child.
Who is Tom Mayhew?
Tom Mayhew is a comedian who started gigging regularly in 2014. Since that time, his distinctive performance and writing styles have seen him be booked to perform a 10 minute routine at The Comedy Store in London, perform a successful two-hander in Edinburgh 2016, and do well in the majority of the major new act competitions.
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee 2017
Huffington Post 10 Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
The Comedy Store King Gong Winner (May 2016)
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist (2015 + 2016)
Amused Moose Laugh-Off Semi-Finalist (2016)
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Semi-Finalist (2014)
'Endearingly humble... enjoyably surreal' - Chortle