Stand Up Tragedy

Sat 2nd – Sun 24th Aug 2014


“Cry until you laugh and laugh until you cry.”

Stand Up Tragedy


Festivalgoers: have you overdosed on comedy? Had it up to here with hilarity? Fed up with the feelgood factor? Commiserations, but thankfully the Stand Up Tragedy team are here to wipe that smile off your face!

After sell-out shows at the Leicester Square Theatre, the Dogstar, Brixton, and the Hackney Attic, Stand Up Tragedy is returning to Edinburgh to be part of PBH's Free Fringe. Aiming to deliver a much-needed dose of misery to the festival, this time they’re coming for a full run—maximum tragedy. Each day is a different line-up, with acts including Josie Long, Rob Auton, Mathew Highton and Richard Tyrone Jones.

‘takes in everything from music to comedy and is characterised by an emphasis on truth’ -The Independent

‘an entertaining bunch of melancholic oddballs’ -The London Word

Show extracts will be going out as podcasts via iTunes, Soundcloud and other podcast networks during the festival.

Go on. Let the bastards get you down!

WHAT: Stand Up Tragedy

WHERE: Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156), 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

WHEN: 7.30pm-8.30pm, August 2nd -August 24th

HOW MUCH: Nothing. It's on the Free Fringe.

Stand Up Tragedy aims to make audiences laugh until they cry and cry until they laugh. It’s a monthly live show and podcast where people stand up and tell tragedy. We make you sad; we make you think; we make you smile. Expect music, comedy, fiction, spoken word, true stories and more, all playing up to the tragic form but not always taking it too seriously. The night ends, not with a whimper, not with a bang, but with a cathartic sing-a-long.

Combing established acts such as Robin Ince, Andy Zaltzman, Grace Petrie, Sara Pascoe and Helen Arney with new and upcoming acts, Stand Up Tragedy creates evenings of variety based around a theme. Performers often write new material especially for the night and relish the opportunity to put a tragic spin on what they do. The nights are recorded and put out as a weekly podcast.

Admission: Free

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