Date(s) - 28/07/2018
8:00pm - 10:15pm
Frazer Theatre, Off High Street
JUSTIN MOORHOUSE…Northern Comic – Edinburgh Preview
Following a critically acclaimed UK tour Justin Moorhouse is pleased to announce his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the premiere of his brand new show.
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and needs fewer walks, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. Can he adapt to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this is when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic….
Justin has performed around the world and his TV and film credits include tiger-faced Young Kenny In Phoenix Nights, Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow ,8 out of 10 Cats and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.
He’s also a regular contributor to BBC’s The Premier League show.
He has won Celebrity Mastermind majestically, won fortunes for charity on Celebrity Storage Hunters and lost even more magnificently on Celebrity Eggheads and Pointless Celebrities (twice)
On radio he has written and starred in two series of his own Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin and often appears on Radio 4’s The News Quiz . He’s a regular on 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. He is also a frequent guest on Shaun Keaveny’s Breakfast Show and Radcliffe and Maconie in The Afternoon (both 6 Music). He also often pops up on TalkSport as well as helming his own critically acclaimed podcast, About 30 Minutes, No More Than 45.
★★★★“The jokes come thick and fast” – Broadway Baby
★★★★“Hilarious storytelling combined with a quick wit” – British Theatre Guide
SARAH KEYWORTH…Dark Horse – Edinburgh PreviewYou’ve seen her on Comedy Central, you’ve seen her on the BBC. Now see Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth as she prepares for her debut hour in Edinburgh. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means. Think Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but British, deadpan and in no way similar.
Sarah has provided tour support for Dane Baptiste, Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman and was first runner up in Funny Women 2015.
“Charming” – The Independent
“Excellently deadpan” – HuffingtonPost.com
“I liked that joke about her fanny” – Sarah Millican
“A complete breath of fresh air” – EdFestMag.com
The full festival line up is:
Friday 20th July 8pm Ivo Graham and Jim Tavare Double Bill
Saturday 21st July 8pm John Robertson and Christian Reilly Double Bill
Saturday 21st July 10:30pm The Dark Room
Ticket prices are:
All Shows Maxi Ticket £40
(All 4 double bill shows and The Dark Room)
Weekend Double Bill Ticket £18
(Both double bill shows in the chosen weekend)
Individual Double Bill Ticket £10
The Dark Room Ticket £8
All tickets are available online from www.knaresboroughcomedyfestival.com or by calling 07835 927965.
The All Shows Maxi Ticket, Individual Double Bill Tickets and Dark Room Tickets will also be available in The Olde Chemist Shop, Market Place, Knaresborough.