Shows on Today Not Today
A revolving line-up of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays.
Hosted by comedians Benny Shakes 'keeps the audience animated and energetic' (Liam O'Dell), and Mark Nicholas, 'The autistic Dave Grohl' (Sam Rhodes).
This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You CanFree & 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.
There are many reasons for handing out stars. And with a show that changes every day it can get tricky. The comedy here – from a revolving lineup of disabled comedians and friends – is not the slickest you will see and it does not push many comedic boundaries. But the atmosphere in this little room is wonderfully relaxed and friendly, and that is a huge plus in a Fringe that is frequently neither. The comedy is honest stuff and MC Benny Shakes' crowd work – especially with the carees and their carers in the front row – will not find its like anywhere else in Edinburgh. The material here is personal, sometimes darkly so, and that gives it heft.Emerson Young is sweet and occasionally filthy, which is a killer combo, Ian Younghusband is a mine of information on how to have sex with a broken neck and “stupid hands”. Fans of Miley Cyrus will never see her the same way again. Mark Nicholas has impressive skills with audience interaction and carves laughs that you don't see coming out of incest. The hour you spend with these guys is fun as well as funny and its relaxed approach is, I believe, the way forward for differently abled comics to go. I hate to quibble with a carefully thought-through title, but these guys definitely can. Kate Copstick Click Here For Review