2023 Edinburgh Fringe

Benji Waterstones: You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here

  • Comedy (stand-up / storytelling)
  • 4:30pm (60 mins)
  • 2-11, 13-20 & 22-28 Aug 2023
  • Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
  • £10 - £12
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Venue

33: Pleasance Courtyard
Room: Below

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A fly-on-the-padded-wall account of the mental health world that also busts some myths (there are no padded walls). What's the secret to happiness? What's the best way to escape from a mental health hospital? And what's the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a psychic? Debut show from NHS psychiatrist, award-winning comedian and Penguin-published author Benji Waterstones. Twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award. 'Perfect and hilarious' (BuzzFeed.com). Directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Jordan Brookes.

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Notes

This show contains themes around mental health including alcoholism, domestic violence and suicidal ideation.

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Reviews

Press articles

Cop Talks - Benji Waterstones & Kirsty Mann

Kate Copstick welcomes Kirsty Mann & Benji Waterstones to the sofa to talk about comedy, medicine and food poisoning.

Kate Copstick, Entertainment Now, 10th August 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 2023: the 12 rising star comedians set to break out this year

The best comics you've never heard of at this year's Edinburgh Fringe - our tips for the stars of the future...

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 3rd August 2023

The 30 funniest jokes at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe

Brace to giggle... or groan - comedians headed to the Fringe give us their best gags.

The Telegraph, 2nd August 2023

Fresh-Faced Funnies

In the world of comedy it's the firsts that count - your first gig, your first show, and your first debut at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Victoria Nangle, Entertainment Now, 30th July 2023

Interview with comedian and junior doctor Benji Waterstones

"Growing up with a slightly dysfunctional family made me want to be a psychiatrist. I think I hoped to get the secret codes to fix them."

Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine, 20th July 2023

Funny At The Fringe - interview - Benji Waterstones: You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here

It's a fly-on-the-padded-wall account of NHS mental health services that also busts some myths (there are no padded-walls).

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 7th July 2023

Performances

Date Time Venue
2nd Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
3rd Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
4th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
5th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
6th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
7th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
8th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
9th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
10th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
11th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
13th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
14th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
15th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
16th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
17th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
18th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
19th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
20th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
22nd Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
23rd Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
24th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
25th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
26th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
27th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)
28th Aug 2023 16:30 Pleasance Courtyard (Below)

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