Wullie and Harry are two elderly comedians who were once a popular Scottish music hall comedy act known as The Rain Men. After 30 years together, they parted ways on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other since.
Now 20 years later their agent is trying to get them to revive the double act for a TV special at The Britannia Panopticon Theatre in Glasgow but the old animosity is still there.
Come along to see how the old timers revive their old school variety act.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East DATES: 19th to 28th August TIME: 18.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 20 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 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)
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.
Join police sergeant-turned-comedian Alfie Moore ahead of recording, the eagerly anticipated, Series 7 of his hit BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s a Fair Cop’.
In this live version of his show, Alfie temporarily ‘swears in’ the audience as police officers before taking you through a real-life crime scenario from his own casebook. He playfully challenges the ‘audience cops’ to say what you would’ve done in his shoes – with often unexpected and entertaining results! As an expert in both policing and stand-up comedy Alfie guides you through the legal and ethical traps whilst consistently finding the funny at every twist and turn of the case.
Policing decisions are easy in hindsight aren’t they? Now you can experience the thrills, spills and laughter of making those high-risk judgement calls in the moment. ‘It’s a Fair Cop – Live!’ is challenging, thought-provoking and always fun. Join in as much as you wish or just sit back and enjoy the action if you prefer. Either way it’d be a crime to miss it.
‘Fascinating, funny and weirdly life-affirming’ The Guardian
‘Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour’ Telegraph
‘If Ted Hastings had a Yorkshire accent’ Jed Mecurio Fan
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 5th – 26th August TIME: 15.30 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc. (2 for 1 – 8th and 9th August)