Fight in the Dog in association with United Agents presents
Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse
Pleasance Bunker Two: 1st – 26th August: 5.30pm
Funny Women Awards 2015 – First Runner Up
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 – Semi-Finalist
Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year 2015 – Finalist
Amused Moose Laugh Off 2015 – Semi-Finalist
“The funniest of bones” – Shappi Khorsandi
“I liked that joke about her fanny” – Sarah Millican
You’ve seen her on Comedy Central, you’ve heard her on the BBC, now you can see Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth’s debut hour Dark Horse at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.
Sarah is a small girl who works as a nanny for a smaller girl. In this hour of honest hilarity, Sarah questions how this girl is being raised, reflects on how she was raised and ponders the expectations put onto girls everywhere and why they didn’t work for her. Think ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ but British, deadpan and in no way similar…
Sarah takes the audience on a semi-autobiographical tale about discovering her own sexuality and gender identity – with revelations including, how being a lesbian doesn’t mean you want to be a man, how you can look like Czech footballer Pavel Nedvěd and still be feminine, and how having the same bits as your partner can only be a good thing. She ponders how her gender identity at a young age may have been skewed by the judgement of others and asks, does this little girl stand a chance in today’s society? She does with Sarah by her side.
This refreshingly insightful journey about expectations, gender and self-acceptance makes Sarah’s debut show one of the most thought-provoking and entertaining at the Fringe.
Sarah’s deadpan wit and cheeky smile has got her far in the comedy scene. After being a semi-finalist in both the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and Amused Moose Laugh Off, a finalist in the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year awards, first runner up at the Funny Women Awards in 2015 and appearing in the BBC New Comedy Awards, Sarah has gone on to be the tour support for Kerry Godliman, Dane Baptiste, Tez Ilyas and Stewart Francis. She was also chosen to be a part of CKP’s Lunchtime Special, showcasing some of the best upcoming comedians on the circuit. Sarah has also recorded The Big Questions and A Pie and a Pint for Comedy Central and can be heard on the new Helen Lederer BBC podcast Knock Knock.
What the press have said about Sarah Keyworth:
“Charming” The Independent
“Excellently deadpan” Huffington Post
“A complete breath of fresh air” EdFestMag
“Pulling in the biggest laughs” ★★★★ ThreeWeeks
Dates: 1st – 26th August 2018
Show: Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard: Bunker Two
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Price: Previews: £6, Off-Peak: £9 (£8), Mid-Peak: £10 (£9), Peak: £11 (£10)
Box office: www.pleasance.co.uk / www.edfringe.com