This new style show is a cross between stand-up and a funny lecture …
Award winning comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince follows up his Happiness Through Science show with a look at his favourite scientists Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman.
Find out why we have eyebrows, why bald dogs have bad teeth, how heavy metal music makes pigs deaf and why spaghetti snaps into four pieces. It is a loving look into the minds of two giants of human imagination who changed our worldview.
He’ll also stop off on the way to look at some of the more bizarre views of early science – is the ostrich really the offspring of the union of a gnat and a giraffe.
A night of spaghetti, barnacles and safe cracking.
A fabulous double bill featuring two of the hottest rising comedy talents: ROISIN CONATY & PAUL McCAFFREY
Winner of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 for Best Newcomer, Roisin Conaty is a multi-talented writer and performer. She brings her distinctive style of stand up to theatres all over the country.
Since winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award Roisin has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Russell Howard’s Good News, Victoria Wood’s Angina Monologues , Dave’s One Night Stand and E4’s new talent show Show and Tell. She has also appeared on The News Quiz, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour and It’s Your Round.
As well as winning the coveted Edinburgh Comedy Award, Roisin has also won the Laughing Horse New Act Award and been a finalist in the Amused Moose and Funny Women Competitions.
“Definitely one to watch” – The List, “Effervescent Jokesmith” - The Evening Standard, “A nice line in observation” - The Guardian
Paul McCaffrey quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts around, winning both The London Paper and the Latitude Festival new act competitions. Paul has been heard on Russell Kane’s Whistle-Stop Tour and is a regular guest on The Matt Forde Show. He has also done studio warm-up for The Morgana Show (Channel 4) and That Sunday Night Show (ITV 1) and can currently be seen at some of the best comedy clubs in the country.
In summer 2012, Paul returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new show Pills‘n’Thrills and Bellylaughs.
“He has charm, charisma and success written all over him” - Evening Standard, “Likeable, animated and fluid with a first rate sense of timing” - Chortle, “Obviously born to be a comic” – Scotsman
Welcome to Jenny Eclair’s new stand-up show. After thirty years in the business she should vaguely know what she’s doing? Professional Grumpy Old Woman, writer and panto star; Eclair has been round the block that many times she’s lost count.
You may recognise her from Loose Women where she is happy to be one of ‘The Coven’. She is also a Pilates Ninja and a disgrace in her own kitchen.
Touring as a stand-up gives Eclair enormous pleasure. It also gives her dreadful varicose veins, but most importantly it gives her partner (St Geof) a bit of a break.
Help him keep her out of the house, by supporting this show!
Winner – Best New Show – Leicester Comedy Festival.
Following appearances on MTV, E4, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour, Matt takes his much anticipated debut tour on the road to a hometown near you.
‘Poised to become the next bright young sensation of comedy’ - The Guardian
‘His 2013 debut tour is definitely one for the diary’ - Three Weeks
‘A whirling ball of talent, energy and intelligent observational comedy’ - Off Beat Magazine