Japanese 'Locky' is a hilarious 50-minute show starring the famous Japanese actor and comedian Hiroshi Shimizu. Shimizu has 25 years experience performing on television, in films, and in big auditorium comedy shows all over Japan. He does audience interaction and absurd comedy, in addition to stand-up comedy, in Japanese and in English. This wild and wacky show features parody movie trailers, tales of adventure, and Japanese Don Quixote slapstick that you will never forget! ‘One of those rare performances where the comedian could say anything and have the audience rolling in the aisles’ **** (ThreeWeeks).
Possibly the greatest show in the entire universe. But without actually having travelled to every existing planet in search of alternative theatre performances it would be impossible to gage. Even if there were other ecosystems existing within the universe, possessing the exact climate required to sustain life, and certain life forms within that life had evolved way beyond their primary point of existence, enabling various self indulgent exhibitionists parade themselves in front of moderate groups of the same life form in exchange for laughter, let’s just presume this show would be just as good.
Come and see some of the stars who've appeared at Waterloo Comedy Club in London. Line-up will include regular radio and TV guests, award-winning comics and our pick of the Fringe. All held together by black country legend and entertainment sensation Ralph D'iamond.
On the back of a season of shows about aiming high (see above), can a quality ('stunningly good' Scotsman) but unknown comedian sell-out Edinburgh's largest venue? Buy a ticket, let's find out!
Comedy, variety and music. Darts, bingo and a meat raffle. Benson and Hardcastle return to the Fringe with a mission: to save the WMC from ruin with help from showbiz friends. Ladies and whippets welcome. Southerners tolerated.
John Hunter (1728-1793), a revolutionary Scottish surgeon whose discoveries last to this day, also had a darker side linking him to a spate of grave robbings. Add to that his botched attempts at cryogenics, self-immunisation and an overfamiliarity with the star of a Georgian freak show, and you have one comedy legend. Follow Musical Comedy Awards 2013 nominees We Are Goose into the macabre world of Enlightenment surgery, as they tell you the story of their hero through an arsenal of witty songs which reference blues, doo-wop, klezmer and everything in between. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
A show about how America changed the world. Well, how America changed the world for one man. Not that having your world changed is a good thing. Sometimes it is but sometimes it's not. Let's just say it's a show that reveals a man who grew up with a mother and Americana. Will Mars is 'fearless' (List), 'engaging' (Chortle.co.uk) and writes jokes that 'take us out of our mundane reality' (Guardian). Shortlisted for Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2012.
Venue: Base Nightclub: Base
Wilkinson and Ford met in 2005. Six years later they joined forces by recklessly losing the 'and' to become Wilkinson Ford. This popular comedy duo bring you an hour of high energy, mirthful live sketches, film interludes and all round side-splitting silliness in their new show, Webmasters. There'll be hashtaggin' in the streets as their playful, friendly and often surreal style explores the comical world of the World Wide Web and asks, does anyone still poke? A must-see for 2013.
This award-winning comedy filmmaker takes you through his riotous life experiences with procreation, hanging out as a kid in his family’s old Edinburgh brothel; the worldly wisdom of his highly fertile, dipsomaniac father; pretending to be a missionary to score with an American beauty; the joys of fertility clinics, and his conviction that he will do time for killing anyone who tries to procreate with his daughter. Thallon’s comedy writing is ‘hilariously profane’ (BestForFilm.com); ‘funny, bold and raw’ (Screen International); ‘delivering constant belly laughs’ (EdinburghScreenworks.co.uk). All profits to British Heart Foundation.
The journey continues. Following on from the success of Rock‘n’Roll Comedian at Fringe 2012, Raymond Mearns returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious tales of failure and redemption in his ongoing comedy autobiography. Described by Frankie Boyle as ‘a genuine improvisational genius’ and Billy Connolly as ‘a man who knows how to swear properly’, Raymond Mearns is at last gaining wider recognition as one of the finest comedians in the land. ‘Exceptionally funny and cathartic’ (Scotsman). ‘A voice of the people’ (Metro). ‘A brilliant event’ (Shetland Times). www.raymondmearns.com