Catch three of Australia's funniest and fasting rising stars at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe
'I DONT WANNA TELL JOKES'
An honest and frank, painfully funny storyteller, award-winning Australian comic David Quirk takes his audience on a brazen journey through comfort and discomfort, to the humour in life’s darkest moments. For those who like their comedy so dark it’s burnt, David makes his Edinburgh debut in what one newspaper described as 'a chainsaw with cheekbones', which certainly works best as a metaphor. See the spectacle. It will be one of the things that flashes before your eyes as you are dying.
Golden Gibbo Award Winner, 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The Incident, with Sam Simmons
Australian comedy's hottest side project, Sam Simmons and David Quirk, have joined forces to create 'The Incident' - an emotional roller disco of the mind that breathes in and out like dying carp. It's Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' meets Keanu Reeves' 'Point Break' in a shop. Simmons enters a shop where shop assistant (Quirk) 'handles' him inappropriately causing Simmons to demand to see the manager. What ensues is an hour of romantic, pointless, rhythmic stupidity where confusion entwines itself around 'The Incident'. The rise and fall of an entire relationship in one hour.
Felicity Ward Reads from The Book of Moron
There is no dose of personal truth that award-winning Australian comic Felicity Ward thinks should stay in her diary. Direct from sold-out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, come see this rising star, and relax in the knowledge that it didn't happen to you! 'This is the madness of genius' (Skinny). 'Felicity Ward's savage honesty, animated physicality and stories of personal bugbears evoke legendary comics such as Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball' (Sydney Morning Herald).
Winner - Melbourne Fringe best newcomer. Winner - Spirit of the Fringe.
Skinny man, modern world
After winning 'best show' at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sammy J returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show full of songs, jokes, and juice. If you like your comedy served with a slight narrative, musical numbers, occasional moments of improvisation and respectable attire, this is the show for you. One of the most exciting and inventive comedians on the international circuit.
'Brilliantly unpredictable' (ThreeWeeks);
'Fiendishly talented' (Scotsman);
'One of comedy's genuinely unique talents' (Stage).