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I'm Doing the Edinburgh Fringe with my Grandad!


I'm Doing the Edinburgh Fringe with my Grandad!

West Port Oracle

27 West Port (Off End of Grassmarket)
Flight Club: AUG 17-22 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

I'm Doing the Edinburgh Fringe with my Grandad!

OK, admittedly we’re not actually related but we are both comics from different generations who like to playfully bend reality in our stand up. The show title reflects this, as well as the theme of family that connects our material. Though we aren’t related by blood, we are related by our shared tendency to harness nonsense in our comedy. On top of this celebration of the ridiculous, through the show runs a vein of sincerity and an exploration of ideas around family and connection.

What will the mullet look like in the future? Are all shoes buy one get one free? How might a creature with 6 eyes wink? Would Sauron’s eye struggle with depth perception? Who spots the train spotters?! Are Walter and Greg really related?

We are two Bristol based comics, each with over 100 gigs under our belts and both well-established on the Bristol scene.

Walter recalls the history of comedy (for those who don't remember), his addiction to recycling (for all those who share it) and his love of pet insurance (for all those who don't). He runs his own very successful night at Zed Alley in Bristol. ‘Refreshingly original, had the whole audience in stitches’ Comedy Chest, Bristol

Absurdist Mancunian Greg delivers offbeat short jokes in a laid-back style, and uses hand-drawn visual aids to take audiences on a journey through his whimsical ideas. Greg co-runs the successful fortnightly comedy night Jolly Rogers at the historic Llandoger Trow pub on Bristol’s King Street.

The show will be a split bill with each of us doing half an hour, and the link between the material will be stylistic as well as the family/connection themes mentioned previously. We both run our own well-established nights in Bristol so will be previewing the show at each of these and elsewhere.

We think the intergenerational aspect of the show makes it somewhat unique, and the selling point that it is a grandad and grandson doing comedy together feels like a great hook for potential audiences.

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.