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Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade


Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Lounge: AUG 3-24 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

A brand new hour of comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and down right adorable Sasha Ellen. Sasha asks and then answers the big questions so you don't have to. Is it hard to find love in this here modern world? Yes. Do serial killers have better interior design skills than your average Joe? Yup. Does size matter? A bit. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St. “Smart, self-possessed and with great heart… comedy done well” ★★★★ TheStudent “This is a comedian you need to keep an eye out for” ★★★★ Phoenix Remix. Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2022

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 26, 2023    Chortle

Sasha Ellen is surely bang on the money when she identifies the cognitive dissonance at the heart of modern hook-ups. A generation raised with the internet and stark warnings about steering clear of strangers becomes sexually active at a time when the best way to meet someone is randomly through a dating app, complete with all its filtered, distorted reality.

Though statistically unlikely, it's a serial killer's fantasy made manifest. And that's the nagging thought and subtext underlying all of Ellen's romantic encounters. No doubt there are some absolute psychos out there, like the comedian who set a date for the break-up of their long-term relationship with their ex, right after the 2022 Fringe, and well, really made a date of it. She only has to look in the mirror for that.

There's a fine balance struck here between Ellen’s lived experience of aggressive male behaviour, and her self-mocking side, foregrounding her regrets and rueful accounts of the rough and tumble of meeting weirdos and eccentrics with the hope that they might just be the love of her life.... Click Here For Review

August 22, 2023    Gonzo Magazine

Her one hour show involves stories about an ex-boyfriend and using dating apps, watching serial killer documentaries and giving tips to single men about how they should decorate and furnish their flats, there’s also some funny bits about her bits, and trying to mount her Uber driver, the list is endless! No stone or subject is unturned here, despite it being mid-afternoon! The jokes and gags and quips and add-ons (if there was such a thing) keep coming, and coming, and for every one that misses, well, they’re quickly forgotten about by the two to three that hit the mark right after. Everyone is giggling and groaning with laughter.

When Sasha mentioned at the beginning of her show that she resembled a grown-up child actor (allow me to bring my Haley Joel Osment observation into your conciousness again), or a Primary School teacher, well, she was as right as rain in more ways than one with the latter, because she basically gave us all a one-hour lesson in comedy gold. Yes – comedy gold! The only disappointment was that those sixty minutes went insanely fast. I honestly think we (the audience) could have stayed all day and night to listen to her jest about pretty much anything. She holds your attention like a naughty CBeebies presenter let loose in the wild, and throws in punchlines without obviously telegraphing them. Her show is a par-excellence in the art of making people laugh.... Click Here For Review

August 15, 2023    Broadway Baby

he primary school teacher vibes don’t end here,” Sasha Ellen jokes lightheartedly at the start of When Life Gives You Ellens, Make Ellenade. This show is filled to the brim with dry mockery presents a bleak picture as Ellen pokes fun and speaks to hard truths about the heterosexual dating scene.... Click Here For Review

4.2 stars

August 8, 2023    Edinburgh Reviews

4.2 stars

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade is part of the free Fringe, and after the gig, I contributed £10 to the show.

Count that as the executive summary if you want because sometimes cash is more elegant than words.

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