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JENNY COLLIER: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND JEN

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Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Pravda
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min)
Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Gothic Room
AUG 15 at 19:30 (60 min)
 
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Following the success of last year's show 'Jen-Hur', which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch' - Arts Award Voice, Jenny is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for her 8th year with a brand new hour of stand up comedy.
Since last Edinburgh Jenny has filmed her first TV, doing stand up in the Welsh language. She's also appeared on BBC Radio Wales' 'The Leak' as a panellist and performed at the first ever Women's Equality Party Conference.
In spring 2017 Jenny will be supporting Dave Johns (star of 'I, Daniel Blake') on his UK tour.


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August 16, 2017  The List
A measured mix of full-frontal assaults on body image and lovely family portrait

By the time you've left the room, you'll know Jenny Collier's personal 'downstairs' habits and health pretty well. She certainly doesn't hold back. It's all enjoyably funny, frequently stepping over the polite conversation mark, but why the hell not? It's not as if there aren't plenty male comics who do that all the time. Still, there does feel something joyously liberating about Collier's frankness.

There's also a good amount of material time spent on the nonsensical relationship us ladies (and some men) have with their body hair or its removal: Collier has a particularly brilliant line about one of the advantages of a full, uncultivated garden. Indeed, the more she mentions our obsession with plucking, shaving and waxing, the more ludicrous it all seems.

Elsewhere the material is less corporeal as she creates a lovely picture of her slightly eccentric, potter dad plus a handful of tales about growing up in a small North Wales village. Though there are some diversions to chat with the crowd, overall Collier's delivery is measured, almost matter of fact, which only serves to emphasise the cheeky bits. Click Here

August 13, 2017  The Skinny
By turns fantastical and sincere, Welsh-born Jenny Collier brings a new hour of stand-up to the Fringe that explores growing up, dating, looking after your body and generally letting out the Fantastic Beast within. Collier is linguistically creative, slowly building up a secret language that draws us into her world, and talks us through the odd societal pressures around us with a cheeky air and eloquent turns of phrase. From the off she warns us that this isn’t a show full of satire and high-falutin’ comedy philosophy, and it transpires that these aren’t things that she needs to entertain us with, either.

Collier loses control of her audience at times, but when she stays on course she charms us into following her into both smutty and whimsical material very easily. She goes over some old ground with regards to the comics’ favourite of internet dating, but acknowledges that she’s doing so and adds a healthy dose of sarcasm to the mix. A friendly stage presence allows Collier to talk sex, dating and creative insults without edging into any dangerous territory, and creates a fun disconnect between the fun persona and stories about the Mile-High Club and new menstruation technologies. Click Here

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