Live Nation in association with MZA presents
In Full Colour
Gilded Balloon: Wed 3rd – Sun 28th August
“Kai’s vibrant, happy show will not only make you laugh until your head explodes, it also puts a spring in your step that makes you believe you can leap over buildings. PS. I wrote this.”
Kai Humphries. 10 stars.
Happy-go-lucky Geordie comedian Kai Humphries is ready to refresh the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 with his brand new show In Full Colour. His optimistic and enthusiastic humour will force even the most inveterate skeptics to laugh in the Gilded Balloon Treviot’s Billiard Room at 7:35pm each night.
Kai’s gigs are an impressive mix of classical stand-up comedy and intelligent banter between sworn mates in a local pub. His unique view on the world combined with his infectious enthusiasm gives promise that his show In Full Colour will be a supremely funny massage for the soul.
Humphries made his debut on Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store barely 18 months after starting his career and his accomplishments have not slowed down since. In autumn 2015 Kai Humphries found himself touring for 70 shows throughout UK and across 16 European Countries alongside Daniel Sloss, as well as having performed Down Under at both the Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. In autumn of this year Kai will again hit the road for another extended tour around the UK and Europe with his friend and former flatmate Sloss.
In February 2016, Kai created a smash-hit “comedians boxing” event (where 800 punters watched 20 comedian boxing in professionally run bouts to raise money for local lad Kian Musgrove’s lifesaving cancer in the US, all hosted by Rhod Gilbert. The title card was kai in the ring with his brother and co fund raiser Gavin Humphries, an incredible fight that literally brought the audience to it’s feet and to tears. A spectacular success, the retitled “Fight For Kian” event stemmed from Kai’s monthly Punch-Drunk Comedy (http://punchdrunkcomedy.co.uk) club shows in the North east that bring the best Britsh as well as international comedians to Blyth, Bedlington & Ashington to provide top draw comedy shows that also raise money for locally based charities while re-igniting the concept of community. (see https://www.facebook.com/CaringForKian). He also blogs for the Huffington Post.
What the press have said about Kai Humphries:
‘A wee cracker… enormous fun, warm and positive’ Chortle ★★★★
‘Sunny friendliness, impossible likeability makes his rude humour feel mischievous and thoroughly inoffensive’ Three Weeks ★★★★
‘An immensely gifted stand-up… Happy, original, surreal’ The Skinny
Dates: 3rd – 28th August 2016
Show: Kai Humphries: In Full Colour
Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot – Billiard room
Address: Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
Price: £5 – £12.50
Box office: www.gildedballoon.co.uk
Twitter: @kaihumphries #infullcolour
YouTube: Kai Humphries