2019 Edinburgh Fringe

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well. Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and "wokeness" in his debut show. Full of strong gags, tales of rags-to-riches, back-to-rags (as the son of a former oligarch) and razor-sharp observations about the world, Kisin's comedy walks the line between offence and humour as he tears into the sacred myths of modern society. Directed by former Jonathan Pie co-writer Andrew Doyle, the show is guaranteed to entertain and ruffle feathers in equal measure.

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
31st Jul 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
1st Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
2nd Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
3rd Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
4th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
5th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
6th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
7th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
8th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
9th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
10th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
11th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
12th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
14th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
15th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
16th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
17th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
18th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
19th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
20th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
21st Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
22nd Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
23rd Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
24th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
25th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
26th Aug 19:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)

Reviews

Press articles

Is right-wing comedy on the rise?

This year's Edinburgh fringe was full of wokeness jokes from liberal stand-ups as well as a host of conservative comedians who punch down.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 26th August 2019

Culture of victimhood and PC is destroying comedy

Are we living in a culture of offence? Do more and more of us get triggered by words? Is political correctness killing comedy? As a comedian in the final week of my show about freedom of speech at the Edinburgh Fringe, it certainly feels like it.

Konstantin Kisin, The Telegraph, 22nd August 2019

50 best jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2019's shows

As the festival enters its final days, we round up the funniest gags on offer this year.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 22nd August 2019

Right-wing comics are bringing variety back to Fringe

I've been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for five years, but this is the first time I've dipped my toe into the stormy waters of performing.

Iain Dale, The Spectator, 15th August 2019

Konstantin Kisin recalls his most memorable gigs

'It was the least enjoyable hour of my life'

Konstantin Kisin, Chortle, 14th August 2019

In conversation with Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin, once himself a student at the University of Edinburgh, sat down for a chat with The Student as he reflected on his debut Fringe show, Orwell That Ends Well, and the implications of the messages he is spreading.

Sam Bayliss, The Student Newspaper, 14th August 2019

Is stand-up too woke and ruining things for audiences?

At this year's Fringe, the battle lines are drawn between shows defending the comedian's right to offend and less divisive offerings.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 6th August 2019

Why comedy is turning conservative

Five right-leaning comedians appearing at this year's Fringe tell Mark Smith why it's happening and why, this year, the joke's on the lefties.

Mark Smith, The Herald, 3rd August 2019

Interview with Konstantin Kisin

"I'd love to meet a medieval court jester who succeeded in entertaining the court and helping his ruler to see sense at the same time."

Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine, 23rd July 2019

An interview with Konstantin Kisin

The Russians DO have a wicked sense of humour... Konstantin Kisin is living proof.

Mumble Comedy, 18th July 2019

Fringe 10x10: Ten contrarians

Ten acts challenging the liberal consensus.

Chortle, 17th July 2019

50 word Fringe pitch: Konstantin Kisin

This time it's the turn of... Konstantin Kisin.

The Reviews Hub, 8th July 2019

Konstantin Kisin: The Edinburgh Interviews 2019

Interview with Konstantin Kisin.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 2nd July 2019

Fringe 2019 - Orwell That Ends Well

Preview of Konstantin Kisin.

The Edinburgh Reporter, 30th June 2019

Fringe 2019 to showcase comedy and talk show talent

Here's a few more picks from comics and chat show hosts.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 12th June 2019

+3 interview: Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

"I think the job of comedians is to challenge the mainstream narrative, not reinforce it."

Dan Lentell, Edinburgh49, 10th June 2019

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