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Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 19:45 (60 min)
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Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee and Best Show Winner Buxton Fringe (and nominee 2015-17) Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world. Cassidy at his brave and honest best. No gimmicks, no fucking about, no prisoners.

Are any of us brave? What does bravery look like? Nathan's most challenging show to date - he'll show you what scares him, and he'll ask you to be brave. The world is screwed, and the way to fight back is not through division and criticism but through bravery.

As Roosevelt said ‘It’s not the critic who counts, it’s the man in the arena’.

'Having seen Bill Hicks, I can honestly say he's as good as him' - Buxton Fringe Review 2017

'Nathan Cassidy offers comedy fare that fits right in at the Fringe, a mixture of social observation, wordplay, ranting and anecdotal amusement. Depending on how you react to explicit language feel free to add or subtract from the star rating' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby - Edinburgh 2016

'The audience loved it... inspired me to liken the comedian to one of the greats.' ★★★★ Mumble Comedy - Edinburgh 2016

'Turns a show into an event’ Steve Bennett, Chortle - Edinburgh 2016

‘A great comedian' ★★★★ Broadway Baby


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August 6, 2017  The Mumble
Having performed at the Fringe every year since 2010, Nathan Cassidy’s stage presence exudes comedic professionalism and experience. One admires Mr Cassidy in the same way one admires a great boulder balancing on the edge of a cliff, delivering rock-solid hilarity in the same way that said boulder has taken up its space on earth for aeons. In an earlier interview with the Mumble, Cassidy described his show as being, ‘about bravery in a volatile world.‘ Nathan uses the topics of terrorism, pop culture and fatherhood to explore his subject; the humor is subtle, using slight plays of language which may catch you off your guard, but sometimes explores grand themes such as the terrible events like 9/11 – certainly a brave subject to approach – and by shaking us out of our fear of saying the wrong thing about the tragedy, we can gain new perspectives on these historical events and have a darn good time doing it.

Nathan Cassidy is true, vulnerable and genuine & I had a steady stream of laughter going on throughout Nathan’s performance. Afterwards, I have kept thinking about the topics he covered, his show goes deeper than just having a laugh. I think Nathan is an authentic example of bravery for us all because he dares to go on stage and show us what he, in particular, was put on this earth to do. To see Nathan being his true self gives me courage to find my own calling in life and to be who I am capable of being. To gain such life-assuring convictions or to have a good laugh, don’t miss Nathan Cassidy every evening at the Free Sisters at 19.45. Click Here

August 4, 2017  The Mumble
The Mumble review
'Rock-solid hilarity...Nathan Cassidy is true, vulnerable and genuine. His show goes deeper than just having a laugh. I think Nathan is an authentic example of bravery for us all because he dares to go on stage and show us what he, in particular, was put on this earth to do.' Click Here

July 9, 2017 BuxtonFringe.org.uk
Buxton Fringe Review
'A beautifully structured hour of comedy... having seen Bill Hicks I can honestly say that he is as good as him.' Click Here

July 9, 2017 BuxtonFringe.org.uk
Best show nominee - Buxton Fringe
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