Coming off a sell-out tour of Edinburgh in 2021, up-and-coming stars Luke Terry, Katie Kamola and Ed Thorne (with appearances from Jonnie Smith on select performances) return to the greatest arts festival in the world to split an hour of brand new stand-up. With each comedian bringing solid gold jokes and their unique perspective, it’s bound to be a night as varied as it is hilarious. Observational, sensational, relatable, unduplicatable: it’s live comedy, the way it’s supposed to be.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £5 and £3 conc.
A far cry from his South Florida roots, 26 year old Brandon Barrera has become a staple of the New York comedy scene. While best known for sellout affairs at venues such as The Stand NYC and the Dania Beach Improv, he’s most often found popping up at various spots such as Zanies Nashville and the New York metro area.
A true man of the people, Brandon’s “find the funny” outlook brings relatability to his eccentric lifestyle. From working on a marijuana farm, running with the bulls in Pamplona, fraternizing with Dutch sex workers, to his burgeoning golf caddy career, he knows the importance of taking the good from the bad; that the craziest situations make for the best stories; and that sometimes when you find yourself in an unfamiliar situation, it’s best to say, “Here Goes Nothing!” embracing the outcome however it may come.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 21.40 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8 conc. (2 for 1 – 8th and 9th August)
Shaun Patrick Flynn RN is a US-based comedian and critical care nurse. While working 50-60 hours a week throughout the pandemic, Shaun started writing new comedy material while caring for critically ill Covid-19 patients. Shaun’s stand-up incorporates a unique mix of his funny experiences as an ICU Nurse and absurd observational humour about American society. His comedy has been described as dark, dry and full of surprises. In an emergency, Shaun could totally save your life, but only if he feels like it.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East DATES: 18th August TIME: 18.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8 conc.
Tales of slip ups, screw ups and other ups. Vik Footring recounts the defining moments in growing up in a world where growing up happens later and later. This stand-up show will make you laugh along with the breakdown of a cynical teenager and the rise of a humbled adult!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East Stage DATES: 5th – 11th August TIME: 17.05 SHOW DURATION: 50 minutes TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8 conc.
Emmy-nominated comedian Mike Glazer has performed for HBO, Comedy Central, Food Network, SXSW, BuzzFeed, and headlines clubs and festivals across America. He’s smoked weed with Snoop Dogg, cooked with Gordon Ramsay, written for Robert DeNiro and Rolling Stone called his live show a ‘best bet’. Julian Stern’s work has been seen at UCB, Nerdmelt, McSweeney’s, Maxim, Playstation and Cosmopolitan. His one-man show As Per Usual, Blows You Away toured New York, DC and LA, where it was performed for a sold-out crowd at the Comedy Central Stage. He has incidentally also smoked with Snoop Dogg.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome West DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 21.00 TICKET PRICES: £10