Mick Perrin Worldwide in Association with EMX Management Proudly Presents
Pleasance Courtyard: 3rd – 29th August
Amused Moose Award 2015 – Nominee
Returning to the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is Canadian turned Londoner John Hastings, bringing some much-needed Integrity to the whole proceedings in the form of his new show, which runs from August 3rd to 29th at 9:30pm.
John’s visa is expiring, his friends are fighting, and there’s been a murder (YES, an actual murder). In Integrity, John spins the compelling story of a single disastrous day filled with terrible acquaintances, a meltdown at the airport, and a late-night booty call that ends in calamity. And all because he woke up late in Swastika, Ontario, failed miserably at helping his friends (who were definitely unappreciative), and thought he could unwind by having a drink with his ex (this was not relaxing at all). Even after all that, John still believes in an afterlife, and has learned that even good people can have terrible ponytails.
John has been a stand-up since 2006, making the move to the UK after winning Canada’s COCA Comedian of the Year Award in 2012. It was a good move. John was one of the stars of BBC Three’s Sean Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and has been comedy correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and BBC.com. His previous Fringe show, Marked from the Start, was nominated for the Amused Moose Best Show Award in 2015, and his 2014 show, Adventure, saw him selected to perform as part of the Best of the Edinburgh Fringe across the Australian festival circuit. John continues to be popular with critics and audiences at festivals and clubs in Australia—where he was nominated for the Martin Sims Award for Best Comedy Show at the Perth Fringe World Festival—and all over the world.
What the press have said about John Hastings:
“This fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch” ★★★★Times
“Hastings’ bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home” ★★★★★The Mirror
“Well crafted show” ★★★★Herald
“This charming, lovable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out” ★★★★Three Weeks
“He unapologetically cajoled us into loving him, which is most un-Canadian…. a well crafted hour of comedy that will keep you holding your sides throughout” ★★★★Arts Award Voice
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Herald on Sunday
★★★★ Fest Mag
★★★★ Melbourne Herald Sun
★★★★ Now Magazine
Date: 3rd – 29th August 2016
Show: John Hastings: Integrity
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard: The Attic
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Price: Preview £6.00 Earlyweek £8.00 / £7.00 Midweek £9.00 / £8.00 Weekend: £10.50 / £9.50