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Overthinking It


Overthinking It


51a George Street
Karaoke Room: AUG 4-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Overthinking It

Ori Halevy, a well known Israeli TV and cinema writer and founder of Epic Comedy Berlin, will split his mind and an hour with the Edinburgh fringe veteran German comedian Francesco Kirchhoff to bring you 2 hours condensed into 1 so you know there will be no dead air or dead Jews.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 25, 2023    The Scotsman

I’m probably overthinking it, so I take the question to a show called Overthinking It. Here, comedians Francesco Kirchhoff and Ori Halevy create jokes from topics anonymously suggested by the audience. After questions on Israel/Palestine, women’s football and identity politics, there’s one about writing a review. However, I’d forgotten that comedians famously hate reviewers and so this sparks a search to find “him”, before my anonymity is eventually shattered and I reveal that I’m a she/her. Why do reviewers have to make things all about themselves, they ask. Who am I? Kate Copstick?

Playing with the mood like the flickering light in the dimly lit bar, and incorporating pretty much every subject the audience suggests, Francesco and Ori construct witty comebacks and improvised asides. As questions repeat, the show becomes a barometer for what’s on people’s minds, as well as which subjects are worth discussing and which aren’t in a way that’s often very funny but also thought provoking. I’m given a job shouting ‘next’ when the jokes run out. It tests my comic timing. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes I aren’t. Our time together is designed to look conversational, but isn’t, as Francesco points out. It requires creativity that they don’t have every day. I know the feeling. Click Here For Review