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Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose present: Suspiciously Cheap Comedy [with Liam Williams, Max and Ivan + Lolly Adefope]
November 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gein’s (Foster’s Best Newcomer nominees) and Goose (…) bring you a brand new night, held every other month at Backyard Comedy Club, showcasing the best exciting new comedy acts in the country. This will be the night’s debut and to celebrate we’ve put on a fantastic bill, with Goose, Gein’s, promising character comedian Lolly Adefope, Foster’s Main Award Nominee Liam Williams, and multi award-winning double-act Max and Ivan. All for the suspisciously cheap price of £5/3. Doors 6.30pm, show starts at 7.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2014, stand-up comedian, actor, writer and one third of comedy group ‘Sheeps’. ‘Such mastery of language and economy of wit’ (The Scotsman). ***** (Guardian).
MAX AND IVAN
Foster’s Edinburgh Panel Prize Winners (2011, The Wrestling) and Best Show Nominees (2013, The Reunion), Max and Ivan are a double-act who spin bewtiching narrative sketch comedy. **** (Independent), **** (Guardian), **** (Telegraph), **** (Times), **** (Time Out), **** (Chortle), **** (Metro), **** (Sunday Times).
Star of Radio 4’s ‘Fresh from the Fringe’ and cult hit ‘The Bearpit Podcast Podcast’ (‘Fosters a spirit of innovation and fun, where experiment is welcomed – nay, encouraged – by the audience’ – Chortle), ‘Promising newcomer’ (Independent), Lolly Adefope masquerades her deep-rooted insecurities in character comedy.
AND HOSTED/GAP-FILLED BY…
Sweaty one-man cartoons. **** ‘Chaotic comic theatre…an original, ambitious edifice’ (Chortle), **** ‘A work of theatrical mastery and comic innovation…deconstructive, satirical and stunningly structured’ (Fest), ***** ‘Maverick comic theatre…one of the most indescribably wonderful pieces of theatre I’ve seen’ (ThreeWeeks)
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP
Your new favourite sketch group, you just don’t know it yet. Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2014. Winners: Best New Sketch Act and Audience Choice Award at London Sketchfest 2014. ***** (The Times, The Skinny, Arts Award Voice, Broadway Baby, Short Com), **** (Mail on Sunday, Time Out, Metro, Fest, Gigglebeats). “All three have formidable acting chops, going from the sublime to the ridiculous and demonstrating a gift for physical as well as verbal comedy” (Chortle), “a fluid, dark sketch show that’s usually a step ahead of its audience” (The Guardian).