Edinburgh Previews from FIGHT IN THE DOG
Fight In The Dog preview some of the hottest comedy talent heading to the Edinburgh Festival, all in one day.
14:30 - JOHNNY WHITE REALLY-REALLY
Johnny is quite tall with a rakish air and a GSOH. He has made two series of short comedic films for VICE called Let's Consider and now he presents Pigeons, his debut stand-up hour in which the big questions (life, death, stag do angst) are bravely tackled and bravely abandoned. Lengthy imaginings about James Nesbitt snuggle up against tall tales of magic mirrors. There are also some more run-of-the-mill jokes about supermarkets and that kind of carry-on. Directed by Daran Johnson (Sheeps, Siblings). 'Watching this show is like having a very good dream' (Liam Williams).
16:00 - PHOEBE WALSH
We're born alone, we live with weird people we find on Gumtree, we die alone. Phoebe does some lovely jokes about the struggles of living, working and finding true love in this post-truth world. You'll either relate to what she's saying or feel glad that you don't. So, whoever you are, you should come. Phoebe's credits include writing for Vice and Elle magazine, sketches for C4 and E4, starring in BBC2's The Javone Prince Show and All4's Webscam.
17:30 - ROB CARTER: CHRISTOPHER BLISS
Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day.
He's fairly well known amongst his family and friend, and he's pretty sure he's the best writer in his village.
One of last year's 'hidden treasures' (Fest), Rob Carter's lovable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.
19:00 - TONY LAW
Multi award-winning power wizard of comedy Tony Law is heading back to the top. Join for a thing that happens anyway. Whimsy is not just for nerds and farmers. Tony Law is your maverick truth slinger of ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, mothers and plumbers. Important nonsense for all. Unite in art. For that is what he names this. Escape with purpose. The doctor is in.
20:30 - ROSE MATAFEO
Sassy best friend (sas-ee best frend): 1) A sidekick to the main character in a romantic comedy. 2) Not conventionally attractive, quirky, hard to love. NZ comedian Rose Matafeo returns with an hour of sketch and stand-up about her 25 year struggle with being the sassy best friend in her own life. All she wants is to be loved by you, and she'll do whatever it takes to win you back, baby.
Tickets are allocated by the performance times listed above, so please double check the start time of the artist you wish to see before booking.
PRAISE FOR THE ACTS
"Watching this show is like having a very good dream" Liam Williams
"OMFG! I wanna be her!" Malala
★★★★★ Skinny ★★★★★ Gay Times ★★★★ Spoonfed.co.uk ★★★★ ThreeWeeks
"One of the best character shows we've seen for a long time" British Comedy Guide
"Consistently pant-wettingly funny" Fest
"This is a fresh, original show and one of the gems of this year's fringe" Fringe Guru
★★★★★ "Tony Law is the living absurd comedic incarnation of the Fringe' Skinny
★★★★ "A wonder to behold" Mail on Sunday
★★★★ "Inspired nonsense" Scotsman
Best Newcomer nominee at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
"A stellar debut: silly, charismatic, and packed with great gags" Guardian
ABOUT FIGHT IN THE DOG
Fight in the Dog bridges the gap between the worlds of theatre and comedy, creating work that's as funny as the best comedy and as thought-provoking as the best theatre.
Previous shows include Ricky Whittington & His Cat (New Diorama Theatre), Twelfth Night with Comedians (King's Cross Theatre, Latitude Festival and London Wonderground) and Travesty, the debut play by Liam Williams (Edinburgh Fringe, New Diorama and Theatre 503).