CAMDEN FRINGE WEEKLY FORECAST: 17TH-23RD AUGUST

It’s another sunny week of comedy here in Camden.

Check 0ut our bright and breezy acts below!

PET RESCUE CENTRE TALES

5pm

17th-19th

Tickets – Free!

CSI: CRIME SCENE  IMPROVISATION

9.30pm

17th-21st

Tickets £8/£7

https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:835

OFF THE CUFF: PRIMETIME

6.30pm

18th-22nd

Tickets £9/£7.50

https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:812

SAHAR MIRHADI: DAWN OF THE GEEK

8pm

20th-23rd

Tickets £7/£5

https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:741

CHRIS TIMONEY: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TERRY BULB?

6.30pm

23rd-27th

Tickets £8/£5

https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:836

HARRY U ELDRICH/ALEX MARTINI: PASTA WITH KETCHUP

9.30pm

22nd-23rd, 29th-30th

Tickets £5

https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:714

HEY HEY 16K

A new two-man musical from the team behind ‘Dinosaur Planet’, ‘Moon Horse’ and ‘Total Hero Team’, featuring songs, Dad jokes, time travel, ZX Spectrums, Ada Lovelace, beer, tap dancing and Steve in the role of a lifetime: MJ Hibbett!

This is the duo’s fourth show, following on from Dinosaur Planet, Moon Horse VS The Mars Men Of Jupiter and Total Hero Team. Those were all science fiction extravaganzas, but this year’s show is based on a piece of Internet history. Back in 1999 International Rock Star MJ Hibbett had the bright idea of releasing his hymn to the ZX Spectrum, ‘Hey Hey 16K’, as the world’s first ever internet single. It was a firm favourite among computer geeks and indie fans, but it wasn’t until 2004 that it became a worldwide smash. Rob Manuel of b3ta.com created an animation for the song, turning it into one of the first ever viral videos, and it was downloaded over two million times in its first fortnight.

Now MJ has used the song as the basis for a musical in which he goes backwards in time to visit a teenage version of himself, played by Steve. It’s very much the role of a lifetime for Steve. As well as home computers, time travel and teenage memories, the show features advice on beer, a biography of Ada Lovelace, brand new songs, tap dancing, Dad jokes, and even a bit of hula hooping. All this and a free badge and CD too!

“You’re pretty much guaranteed to love this funny, inspiring show.” – Fringe Guru
“Both MJ and Steve were hilarious throughout” – Get Reading
“You feel you are included as old friends” – Buxton Festival Fringe Reviews

http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/heyhey16k/

 

Tickets £5 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:662

Performed 28th & 29th August at 6..30pm.

NATHAN WILLCOCK’S CROSS IN A BOX

Nathan Willcock’s Debut Stand Up Show Comes to the Camden Fringe!

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner up, brings his debut stand up show to Camden. It is a
show about love, politics and not being very good at either. It will contain: A lawnmower (invisible), true love
and Michael Foot.

Having already played this show to packed rooms of delighted people at both the Leicester and Kingston
comedy festivals, as well as the Brighton Fringe, the unique and exciting stand up brings his strange jokes
and sharp satire to Camden. Be sure to catch this rising comedy star!

“Slick and silly” Steve Bennett, Editor, Chortle
“Had them in stiches” – The Tab

Tickets £5 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:696

Performed 24th & 25th August at 3.30pm.

HARRY U ELDRICH/ALEX MARTINI: PASTA WITH KETCHUP

PASTA WITH KETCHUP:
or How We Learned To Stop Queueing And Love Bombs.
One is skinny, sharp, clean cut, suited and booted, misanthropic and probably destined for an early grave.
The other is Italian, fuller bodied, bearded, so dry he’s arid, and probably destined for an early grave.
They’re both Virgos apparently.
One loves his country so much he wants to live in Italy.
The other loves his country so much he’s lived in the UK for the past 7 years.
Like spaghetti and ketchup, they should not go together: but you know they naturally will.

Tickets £5 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:714

Performing 9.30pm 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th

SAHAR MIRHADI: DAWN OF THE GEEK

Dawn of the Geek is a story of self acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing in a dazzling Anglo-Iranian beat. We learn how she dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney. Expect treats and lots of love in this tale of discovery.

“Now this is someone whom I am confident we are going to be seeing a lot more of… Very engaging…will end up either a newspaper columnist or a TV show panellist or both” – Martin Mullaney, Comedy CV and Cheeky Monkey Club

Twitter: @saharmirhadi

Web: www.saharmirhadi.com

Tickets £7/£5 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:741

Performed20th-23rd August

OFF THE CUFF: PRIMETIME

Infusing TV familiarity with the buzz of live, spontaneous comedy, Off the Cuff: Primetime brings an hour of
entertainment that neatly solves a conundrum as old as the gogglebox itself: whether to veg in front of the telly or do
yourself a favour and get out more.

This hour of programming promises a snappy sketch show, up-to-the-minute news
bulletins and an episode of the improvised TV detective series Crime and Funishment – an impromptu take on
everyone’s favourite not-so-guilty pleasure, the classic TV “whodunit?”

“Fast thinking and skilful…entertainment to make you feel a part of one big, strange family” MadeInCamden.net
“The applause threatened to bring the roof down” 4.5/5 Fringe Guru
“Hilarious, intelligently delivered and well put together.” 5/5 Latest 7

Tickets £9/£7.50 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:812

Performed 18th-22nd August at 6.30pm

JAMES BENNISON: HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO

James Bennison has spent the last year going to extraordinary lengths to gain superpowers so that you don’t have to. Join him as he presents his findings and see if he can bestow them upon you also.
From enrolling in Psychic College to breaking into a nuclear power plant, find out if he has indeed achieved his life long dream of becoming super.

“…a most enjoyable slice of nonsense.” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“…highly entertaining, utterly engaging show” ???? Fringe Guru

Nominated for Brighton Fringe Latest Comedy Award

Winner of IYAF 2015 Brighton Fringe Stand-Up Comedy Award

Tickets £7/£6 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:674

Performed 14th-16th August

SIMON WATT: FROGS AND FRIENDS

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s professor of comedy, Simon Watt (Inside Nature’s Giants, The Infinite Monkey Cage) returns with his new, adults-only, stand up lecture. Simon explores why frogs are better than most people he knows and how studying them has changed the world.

“Had us crying with laughter”- BBC Focus Magazine.

Performing at 6.30pm on the 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th & 16th August.

Tickets £5 available from https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:827

SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

In a world that’s increasingly divided, we all have one thing in common:

We’re all idiots.

You’re an idiot. I’m an idiot. Everyone’s an idiot. And isn’t that just bloody wonderful.

Join Gary Tro for his work-in-progress show and expect laughter, things projected from a projector, laughter again, and idiocy.

★★★★★ – whatsonstage.com

7th, 8th & 9th August at  20:00

£5.00   Entry Requirements: 18+

MATT GREEN: GROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

After years of being a boyfriend, Matt’s now a husband. How did that happen? A show about married life, what really happens at weddings, and whether there is ever a good time to use the word “Bridezilla”? (No.)

Performing on the 4th, 5th & 6th of August at 8pm. Tickets £7.50.

“A carefully constructed piece of expert stand-up” ★★★★ Theatre Bath
“Really funny” ★★★★ Scotsman
“A perfectly paced hour” ★★★★ List