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Banana Split

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Banana Split

The Three Sisters

139 Cowgate
The Wee Room: AUG 4-14 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Banana Split

Fresh, off-beat comedy from two former Cambridge Footlights.

Louisa met Níamh at University and knew immediately she was the banana to her split. Their relationship began when Níamh locked Louisa in a kitchen for no reason. Things began to escalate when Louisa forced Níamh to gate-crash a party in character as landlocked yacht owners. Recently they’ve both gotten into splitting things in half – cakes, xylophones, the atom – and thought they’d split an hour show too.

Join us for the weirdest damn sundae you’ve ever eaten.

Louisa Keight is an alumnus of Soho Theatre Young Company, winner of the Quantum Leopard Champion of Champions Award 2021 and was a finalist in the 2021 Funny Women Stage Awards. Witty and cerebral, her brand of stand up pairs the whimsical with the mundane. “A smart operator” – Chortle. “Refreshing” – DIVA magazine.

Níamh Curran was quarter finalist of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards. Her style offers a dry and dark take on the life of a millennial who grew up in a post-troubles Northern Ireland. Described as "unflinchingly dark ... packs a punch" by Varsity, she is personally disliked by Jordan Peterson.

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 12, 2022    Broadway World

Banana Split: A Stand-Up Comedy Show, an aptly named show at this year's Fringe considering it is quite literally a stand-up comedy show that is split in two.

Taking place in The Wee Room of The Three Sisters, the aptly named show also takes place in an aptly named room, specifically because the room is, as the first comedian of the afternoon Niamh Curran called it, a karaoke room. Tiny.

There are certainly better places to be during a heatwave, but in the hands of these two comedians you'll quickly forget about the heat (granted the massive fan in the room does help).

The show kicks off with Niamh Curran who warms up the crowd for both her and her partner's sets, asking the names and occupations of audience members. Things get off to a hilarious start when she happens to speak to a festival programmer and a critic back-to-back, a situation which she uses to jokingly slump under the pressure, but really it is clear that she takes it in her stride.

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After the first 30 minutes the second performer of the afternoon enters the stage, Louisa Keight. Right off the bat Louisa is full of energy, rattling through a series of jokes but always feeling cool and calm, not rushing it.

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