This event went really well with 140 in attendance – raised over £200 on the raffle and The Watermark are donating 10% of ticket sales – another £136. All feedback I have had has been positive.
As a prequel to the cycling challenge we are putting on 3 Edinburgh preview shows in conjunction with The Watermark, Ivybridge on the evening of 21st July. Headlining this will be our favourite clown Tony Law. As well as that Adam Larter will be returning to the Watermark with his new show Boogie Knights (Carole and I saw an early preview of this at the Leicester Comedy Festival and it was massive fun. This time his show has a cast with Sam Nicoresti and Helen Duff completing the ensemble. Helen is also going to be previewing her solo show – How Deep is your Duff. For anyone who likes their comedy cheerful and silly, you do not want to miss this night.
7-8 pm Adam Larter: Boogie Knights
Sir Dance-A-Lot is the last of the Boogie Knights, exiled from his land where disco lovers are persecuted. Expect dungeons, dragons and disco disco disco. ‘One of the most stupidly brilliant things you’ll see’ (Fest). ‘His audience don’t suffer, though they may get dizzy at all the strangeness swirling around their heads’ (Chortle.co.uk). Starring Adam Larter, Helen Duff and Sam Nicoresti. Directed by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam, Maggie Queen of Soho, John Kearns). Produced by Funny Women Award winner Alex Hardy (Dave Gorman, Tony Law).
8.20pm-9:20pm Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?
Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from ‘master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com), Helen Duff. Duff dives to ‘a level of intimacy most acts wouldn’t dare’ **** (Skinny) and ‘it’s a joy to behold’ **** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Bold, subversive and very funny… a formidable comic’ **** (Scotsman) slips beneath the skin of standard storytelling to explode paradigms with paint gun precision. As seen on BBC Three and alongside Will Ferrell in Holmes and Watson. ‘Duff is incredibly funny and deserves any and all praise that comes her way’ **** (Skinny).
9:40-10:40pm Tony Law: A Lost Show
A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap. Watch him and through laugh – rise, happier. You cry, with laugh. ‘What was that?’ ‘I loved that’. Then you smile to self. ‘Tony, you grande dickhead you making me thinking while you do ‘up’ voice shouting ‘n’ clownsabout and, somehow, through idiocy and bones of funny – Tone, I know what you mean’. He’s funny of a kind.