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Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Cinema Room
AUG 4-28 at 18:00 (60 min)
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Dark stand-up comedy on learning to laugh about the visible and invisible scars from surviving abuse and mental illness plus some feminism for comic relief. This work in progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy.

2014 Laughing Horse New Act Competition Finalist
2012 Torontoís Funniest Comedian Finalist, Just for Laughs

"Observant and witty, Katharine Ferns is a modern, 21st century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes." - ****(Four Stars) TVBOMB

"Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny." - The Scene

"Polished Canadian comic" - Chortle

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August 11, 2016  One 4 Review
Katharine Ferns is Faking It (work in progress)
This is a work in progress, so Iím not sure how fair it is to review it, or how to do so (since Iím going to). Gently, I suppose.

Ms Ferns is a storyteller, and this show is a story about her experience of domestic violence. Itís horrifying and sickening, and upsetting to hear how cruel one human can be to another, but it never gets bleak. And itís difficult not to admire the courage to tell such a story, especially in such a tiny room, where the audience are almost sat on your feet Ė you canít distance yourself. The reactions and the emotions are right there.

It is a work in progress, and so once itís not, the performance Ė the timing, the strength of the comic elements, the delivery Ė will hopefully be much slicker. As it is, this is a captivating show with a powerful message.

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 18:00

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