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Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

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Most tickets cost between £7 and £10. To book visit the official Fringe website or contact the venue:

Venue

88: Just The Tonic at the Caves
Room: Just the Spare Room

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What if your mum's death turns out to be one of the best things that happened to you? The nonsense of Italian bureaucracy and a grotesque email from the cemetery lead Luca to a brief yet untimely encounter with his late mother, ten years after her funeral. No reason to be sad though, as Luca realises that he doesn't miss her at all! Storytelling meets observational humour as Luca entertains us with his sweet, gentle and dark wit. 'Funny and fresh and so, so moreish' **** (Scotsman). Award-winning comedian (So You Think You're Funny).

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Interviews: So You Think You're Funny? Winners

Now we know they're funny! As comedy's premier new act competition turns 35, we caught up with past So You Think You're Funny? winners

Ben Venables, Fest Mag, 9th August 2022

Edinburgh Fringe interview: rarely asked questions - Luca Cupani

Italian comic Luca Cupani has won plenty of fans for his hilarious confessional style, since first stumbling into the Edinburgh Fringe as a visitor in 2014.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd August 2022

Funny at the Fringe - interview - Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

My show was inspired by an email that I received last year, during the pandemic, from the cemetery of my Italian hometown: they explained me that, since my mum had been buried 10 years ago, the rental of the grave was now expired and they would dig her out... Apparently it is standard procedure in most Italian cemeteries and, if you cannot afford a private storage in a wall, the remains end up in a mass grave. I had to think about this and in doing so I also started thinking about my relationship with her and the fact that, since she died, my life somehow improved. I'm a happy orphan!

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 26th July 2022

Interview with comedian Luca Cupani

"The beauty of this is that for that period, in the microcosmos of the Fringe, it seems as if art really matters: performers and artists have a chance to be seen and to meet people from different countries and background, out of their comfort zone."

Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine, 14th July 2022

Luca Cupani interview

It is called Happy Orphan and it is about my relationship with my mother, who passed away in 2011.

On The Mic, 3rd July 2022

Luca Cupani shares how comedy has affected his mental health

'The beauty of comedy is that it allows me to use the skills that I developed in my early years more creatively.'

Luca Cupani, Female First, 23rd June 2022

Performances

Date Time Venue
4th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
5th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
6th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
7th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
8th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
9th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
10th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
11th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
12th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
13th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
14th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
16th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
17th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
18th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
19th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
20th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
21st Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
22nd Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
23rd Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
24th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
25th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
26th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
27th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)
28th Aug 14:20 Just The Tonic at the Caves (Just the Spare Room)

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