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Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 15:30 (60 min)
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“Knock Knock” is the debut solo show by stand up comic Damian Kingsley. It’s about his life unravelling last year when he broke up with his fiancé, then lost his job and home. Luckily, he had the safety net of being able to go back to his parents. Lots of people - people he’s met on the Knock Knock Comedy Tour for Shelter - haven’t got anyone to fall back on. The show is about how life can change overnight. It’s about trust, the way people change and how we easily we can lose track of who we are.

The Knock Knock Comedy Tour for Shelter

Damian has just completed the penniless Knock Knock Comedy Tour for Shelter, the bad housing and homelessness charity, raising over £17,000. His show this year is not about what happened on his 112 night journey from Land’s End to Edinburgh with no money or transport (that will be the 2017 show). “ Knock Knock" is the prequel - the story behind why he decided to do the tour. All voluntary donations received at the show will go into the Shelter fund.

“Well-evoked anecdotal material drawn from his own embarrassments and inadequacies are the mainstay, delivered with a cadence similar to that of observational wunderkind Seann Walsh. The set’s powered by punchlines” – Chortle

“Kingsley made us roar with his witty routines about life, love and general embarrassment, throwing in a few brilliant metaphors and mixing them through his intelligent comedy. ” – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe 2012

“A considerable talent, with strong anecdotal humour” – Three Weeks, Edinburgh 2011

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August 5, 2016  Broadway Baby
‘Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the innocent’ reads a screen at the back of the stage. Damian Kingsley’s Knock Knock is an unravelling of his identity: from his school years to his relationship with his father, all leading towards his recent separation from his partner, after which, he ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in.’ It’s a somber theme, and Kingsley doesn’t shy away from this, choosing to find comedy in the small details of each story. Click Here

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