Edinburgh Preview Double Bill: Tiff Stevenson & Rob Oldham
Tiff Stevenson – Mother: Work in Progress
Tiff Stevenson brings you some of best bits of her critically-acclaimed tour shows and works up new material. It’s like a special but more special.
‘This is a heartfelt, hilarious, provocative, important hour of stand-up from one of the best in the business’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Herald
‘It’s punchy and political but in the best, most human sort of way. It’s charming but hard-hitting and it’s radical, but not self-consciously so’ ★★★★★ The Mirror
‘Stevenson’s genius is that she draws you in over and over again for what you think is going to be something quite gentle, but turns out to be an artfully concealed switchblade that you don’t see coming until it’s too late. Ouch, she got you’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
‘Stevenson discusses her chosen topics with more wit and charisma than most, mixing stark realities with hilarious crudities’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Tiff Stevenson possesses a rare level of insight. Effortlessly marrying the personal with the political by demonstrating their inextricable bond, her routine on the violent sexualisation of young girls is particularly poignant’ ★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Superior and thought provoking stand up with a political edge’ ★★★★ Daily Record
Rob Oldham: Work in Progress
We all live on a giant spherical rock that is orbiting through the infinite void of space. How do we lead moral leaves in these baffling conditions? Is it possible to be ‘right’ when nothing is certain? Is live stand up comedy financially viable any more? Don’t worry, stand up comedian Rob Oldham will try to find out!
After his 2018 Fringe debut ‘Worm’s Lament’ (The Guardian’s Top Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe – ‘A vivid snapshot of being young and half-alive in the 21st Century’), Rob is back with his ‘quirky, offbeat sensibilities that distil into smart jokes that rarely sound like anyone else’s’ (Chortle.co.uk).
Amongst other things, Rob asks whether being ‘a creative’ is worth living in a mouldy house infested with gnats, what on earth that missionary bloke from Canada was thinking when he went to that island and got shot with an arrow, and if you can judge a newspaper’s moral worth by its font. Answers to these questions will be sought, jokes will be told and an impending sense of doom will be momentarily lifted!
7.30pm-8.30pm Rob Oldham
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx Tiff Stevenson
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING