Monday – July 14: Dan Willis and Andy White
Dan Willis – Ferris Bueller’s Way Of. Dan is fast making a name on the international comedy scene with regular appearances at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival preparing himself for this, his second Edinburgh Fringe show. Like many people, the young Dan Willis was affected for the better by the 1986 feel good move “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and so now he presents and loving and highly entertaining enquiry into the life values through the lens of the movie. A show which enjoyed a very well received run at the recent Adelaide Fringe Festival.
“unpretentious, belly-laughs-a-minute stand up ***”
Andy White – I think therefore I Joke. Andy is possibly the only Brummie heading up to Edinburgh – the worlds largest arts festival – this year. A stalwart on the UK club scene for some years, this is Andy’s second Edinburgh visit – his hour show last year having told an entertaining tale of how he won an episode of The Weakest Link, gaining a wife in the process and picking up a Five Star review from Three Weeks magazine. His second show takes a comical look at the subject of philosophy. The word ‘philosophy’ was invented by the ancient Greeks and it means love of wisdom. And that means asking all the questions about life, the universe and everything. But he’s not going to start with Ancient Greece, but somewhere else where philosophical questions are hotly debated. Oxford? Cambridge? Harvard? No, his home town of Birmingham. We all have philosophical thoughts. For example, we’ve all wondered, ‘Am I the only person with a mind and is everyone else a zombie?’ Particularly if you’ve ever been to Wolverhampton.
Old Joint Stock Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY
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