Pleasance Courtyard: Bunker One – 2nd – 28th August
Last year, at the age of 20, Ed Night was told he was too young to have anything to say. Well now he’s back in Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut hour, and he’s 21.
Can young people salvage their future? Are unpaid internships worse than The Somme? Eczema freak and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee Ed Night seeks to search through the seemingly cataclysmic generational divides across the world. Ed will be bringing so many of his best jokes, gags and stories that the Edinburgh Fringe won’t know what hit it. His quick-wit, natural confidence and compassionate outlook means he’s a complete natural on the stage.
Having only played his first gig in the autumn of 2014, Ed Night went on to become a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition just six months later. Since then, he has been a regular feature in some of the UK’s top comedy clubs and quickly garnered a reputation of one of the most exciting new performers on the circuit. In 2016, he came second in the Piccadilly New Comedian of the Year competition and has done even better in 2017 by being nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award.
In addition to being a comedian, Ed also has extensive acting credits including roles in Wasted (E4), Daniel Audritt’s award-winning short The Proposal, another short film Daze and an Italian Mentos advert. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack. In 2015, he was presented with the Media Magazine award for Best Documentary.
What the press have said about Ed Night:
“An amazing assurance and confidence in his delivery… I can’t wait to see his debut hour.” Scotsman
“Ingenious visual gags… there’s no questioning his crafty intelligence” Chortle
“Clearly one to watch” Beyond The Joke
“Impressively confident… funny in lots of different ways” TV Bomb
Dates: 2nd – 28th August (not 14th)
Show: Ed Night: Anthem For Doomed Youth
Venue: Pleasance: Bunker One
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Price: Previews: £6, Mon/Tues: £7.50 (£6.50), Wed/Thurs: £8.50 (£7.50), Fri-Sun: £9.50 (£8.50)
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]