2022 Edinburgh Fringe

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

  • Comedy (stand-up / spoken word)
  • 2:30pm (60 mins)
  • 19-23 Aug 2022
  • Assembly Rooms (Bijou)
  • £14
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Room: Bijou

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Perrier Award-winning comedy legend Simon Fanshawe is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades with the live show based on his book, The Power Of Difference. As a pioneer of the UK comedy scene and co-founder of Stonewall, there is nobody more qualified to perform comedy on the topic of difference. This hilarious and thought-provoking show explores all aspects of diversity and its impact on society. 'Inclusion royalty' (Sunday Times). 'Bringing forward a powerful fresh perspective to debates about diversity' (Forbes).

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Press articles

Simon Fanshawe: I'm proud to be a politically correct comedian, but I'm not woke

The comedian is a white British atheist, his husband is a black Nigerian Muslim who is 26 years younger - humour is all about difference.

Simon Fanshawe, The Sunday Times, 14th August 2022

Simon Fanshawe: Transwomen are transwomen

I am all for people trying to find themselves. I just wish men weren't finding themselves in women's spaces.

Kate Copstick, Entertainment Now, 12th August 2022

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: The comedy lineup so far

Here's a small fraction of some of the comedy coming up at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jamie Dunn, The Skinny, 24th July 2022

Simon Fanshawe interview

In this broadly biographical performance, Simon looks back at his career and childhood using razor-sharp wit and personal stories to explore, hand in hand with his audience, why valuing difference and finding common ground with people you disagree with matters.

On The Mic, 21st July 2022


Date Time Venue
19th Aug 2022 14:30 Assembly Rooms (Bijou)
20th Aug 2022 14:30 Assembly Rooms (Bijou)
21st Aug 2022 14:30 Assembly Rooms (Bijou)
22nd Aug 2022 14:30 Assembly Rooms (Bijou)
23rd Aug 2022 14:30 Assembly Rooms (Bijou)

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