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Note: This is an old show being displayed, and it is not from this year's festival. This show appeared in 2016 at The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival

JOHN SCOTT SMASHES IT TO F**K

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Comedy

Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Kasbar
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min)
 
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Award winning comedian John Scott returns to the Free Fringe with a mixture of old favourites and brand new material.

John has been ingrained in both the British and global comedy scene for over 15 years. This will be his 12th Edinburgh run. He is the winner of the biggest cash prize ever awarded at the Edinburgh Festival when he won the Take the Mic contest in 2012 and received prize money of 14'000 pounds.

John has headline most UK clubs and done warm up for Stewart Lee, Jerry Sadowitz, Frankie Boyle, Reg D Hunter and toured with Tom Stade.

He has appeared on Edinburgh Nights (BBC Scotland) The Fred McCauley show (BBC Radio Scotland) and had a substantial part in the cult short film The Bad Samaritan.

PRESS QUOTES.

THE GLASOW HERALD.

Oh, a lot of acts will dip a toe in “UKIP are nasty” shallows, but it takes someone like John Scott to dive in head-first and punch every hideous sea creature he meets right between the eyes. Before you know it, he’s chewed up and spat out austerity, Margaret Thatcher, the paedophile scandal, benefit fraud, racism, class, homophobia, Mhairi Black and a sneezing attack on a bus (ok, the last one isn’t strictly political, but it is a great anecdote, so worth a mention). He reserves a special venom for Tony Blair and the invasion of Iraq but somehow, filtered through his comedy-club delivery, it doesn’t feel like a soapbox diatribe or a trendy-leftie ticking off: this is political comedy built from the grassroots up, an informed opinion column with a spiky sense of humour.

THE LIST.
“Confidently told hilarious tales of class-based woe, nothing missed the mark in a superb set where every story was expertly crafted before being subverted with a killer punch line. After practicing comedy for five arduous years, expect to see his name somewhere big very soon.”

THE SUN.
“John Scott is an excellent comic and this is without doubt the first step on the road to a long and successful career in comedy."
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS.

“ Always plays a blinder. Never hits a dry patch. People were literally in tears of laughter.”


THE OBSERVER.

“Among the top 5 comics emerging from Scotland.”

THE SKINNY

“A genuinely gifted comedian.”

ADELAIDE ROCKS.

“Superb! The stand out stand up of the evening.”

100% BIKER

“Possibly the funniest Scotsman alive.”



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