Pleasance – This: 2nd – 27th August
You know Melissa McCarthy. You know Kristen Wiig. Now meet Annie Sertich.
When Annie performed this one-woman show in New York and LA, critics were stunned. Famous for her roles in Silicon Valley (HBO), Shameless (Showtime) and being an alumnus of the Groundlings Improv Theatre, Annie performed this heartbreakingly hilarious, sold-out show to rave reviews and is now bringing it to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 2nd – 27th August at the Pleasance Courtyard.
Based on a true story, this one-woman show is directed by SNL’s Michaela Watkins, written by Annie herself and has been getting attention from across the pond as an emotional rollercoaster ride. Love, loss and other unexpected twists all come to the fore in this life-affirming show where you will both laugh and cry in the same breath.
Annie has cut her teeth as a comedic actress appearing in shows and films such as 2 Broke Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dirty 30, Life in Pieces and The Office. She was a regular correspondent for over 2 years on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her writing, since her blogging days, has demonstrated a love for finding the odd in everyday characters and entwining humour into her own personal tragedies. Annie created the cartoon Meerkats for Nickelodeon with Groundlings Alum Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) and has other projects in development for various networks. Her experience ranges from scripts she sold to Disney and Nickelodeon to Ridciculousness on MTV. Annie, an actor/writer/director, is currently a Main Company Member at the world-famous Groundlings Improv Theatre in Los Angeles. She has trained and performed with other famous Groundlings alumni (including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Ben Falcone, Mitch Silpa, Lisa Kudrow). Annie has also directed and performed with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key and Peele).
This fringe play is sure to pack a punch that is not going to be easily forgotten.
Praise for How To Not Kill Yourself For 30 Days:
“Annie Sertich is a revelation. This show had me on the edge of my seat; you absolutely CANNOT guess where the story goes! It’s ultimately about hanging on to your sanity, taking out the trash, and rebuilding your life. Inspirational!” Wendi McClendon-Covey (Bridesmaids)
“Hilarious and touchingly honest. And well-crafted at that” Jim Rash (Community, The Descendants)
“Annie’s show not only was a brilliant piece of incredible entertainment, it changed me and if it changed me, then it certainly will change others.” Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project)
Praise for Annie Sertich:
“a masterfully funny storyteller. I love everything she does.”
Liz Feldman (Writer/Producer of CBS’s 2 Broke Girls)
“…a very funny comedian” Jay Leno
“The fearless Annie Sertich is a find.” LA Times
“Comediennes Watkins and Sertich own the show” LA Weekly ”Annie is a hilarious inventive writer/performer who captures the highs and lows of humanity, one weird moment at a time.” Jay Kogen (4 time Emmy award winner for Frasier and The Simpsons) ”Though all the players are extremely talented, Annie Sertich, is exceptional.” Campus Circle
Dates: 2nd – 27th August 2017 (not 14th)
Show: Annie Sertich: How To Not Kill Yourself For 30 Days…And The Next 330
Venue: Pleasance: This
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Box office: www.pleasance.co.uk / 0131 556 6550
To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office on 0131 556 6557 / [email protected]