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SUPERHERO SECRET ORIGINS : SPECIAL EDITION

Comedy

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 20:30 (60 min)
 
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Itís back! The interactive comic book knowledge bomb. Part stand-up, part lecture, part madness, all superhero. Learn things you never thought you didn't know about our favourite comic book heroes.
'Fascinating and laugh out loud funny.'

Updated for 2016 with a Special Edition
( Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun ), and a seriously wonderful look at super women in comics
( on Tues, Thur, Sat ).
(Check the website for details). www.superherosecretorigins.com


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August 21, 2016  Shortcom
Review for Andrew Roper - Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition
Andrew Roper has over 20 years of experience in comedy and heís back at the Fringe again this year with his latest show Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition.

It is essentially an hour long lecture on the origins of all your favourite superheroes but do not let the word lecture dissuade you, this is where his 20 years experience in comedy really shines and itís really just the best word I could think of to describe his show. It is very funny and very well delivered with an obvious enthusiasm for the subject matter that keeps the audience interested and laughing throughout. He begins with some examples of early superhero theme songs from 60ís and earlier and asks the audience to identify them with some limited success, but it is obvious that Roper knows who is audience are and what they will identify with. He moves on to tell us about, not just the origin of your favourite superheroes but the first ever superheroes. He then takes us on a rapid journey through the politics of the comics industry, the ďborrowingĒ of characters, the misattribution of who created who and the creation of Marvel and DC. Speeding his way through the silver age, the rivalries and the comic code at a speed at which The Flash would be proud.

I got the impression that Roper was constrained by his 55 minute runtime and would have happily kept on talking about this subject till the cows came home, if iím honest I would happily have listened. His enthusiasm for the subject matter is infectious and his level of knowledge is staggering, if you even have a passing interest in comics and superheroes or the latest comic book movies then you should definitely check him out, his show is free so you have nothing to lose.

★★★★

Euan Tennant Click Here

August 13, 2016  The Chocolate Ocelot's Pouch
Review for Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition
Andrew Roper Ė Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition
The Alcove @ Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
Itís back! The interactive comic book knowledge bomb. Part stand-up, part lecture, part madness, all superhero. Learn things you never thought you didn't know about our favourite comic book heroes. Updated for 2016 with a look at women in comics.
The Ocelot says: More of a lecture than a comedy piece - which is absolutely fine by the way. I do like a good talk about superheroes and comics. Mr Roper knows his stuff; shockingly, a little more than me, at least about the background for today's talk, which was all about Wonder Woman and her creator Dr William Moulton Marston (a name I always get mixed up). The venue and set-up wasn't ideal, as the projector on the seat next to me kept packing up, but Andrew put on a nice slide show, some cool theme tunes including the various TV versions, and a complex examination of both the character's feminist credentials and her creators' (plural intended) unconventional lifestyles. But most importantly, I was the first person in the festival to correctly identify the Superfriends theme tune from a couple of seconds of music. "Merciful Minerva!" 5/5 Click Here

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