IYAF Spotlight 2018: Comedy

IYAF Spotlight 2018: Comedy

This year at the International Youth Arts Festival, we have a fantastic range of comedy on offer, with shows for all ages and across many genres. You’re bound to find something to enjoy!

Coming up on the first weekend is…

A Serious Play About World War II
Rose Studio
Sat 7 July 20:00
Suitable for ages 14+

In this show, Willis & Vere present a hilarious new farce about pretentiousness and the tragedies of war, a follow up to the Fringe hit The Starship Osiris.

Sports for the Unsporty
Rose Gallery
Sun 8 July 16:00
Suitable for ages 12+

Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports, and so he has invented his own! Come find out what this could be, and join in the game!

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and other things I never do
Rose Gallery
Sun 8 July 21:15
Suitable for ages 18+

Simon Caine; noun. A 31-year-old male who uses stand up comedy to express ideas about his life, insecurities, failures and attempts to get a commercially viable career in the entertainment industry. He’s now an “adult”, but still feels 18 in his head. This leads him to be childish, competitive and have a short atte… is that a dog? brb

If you like Pina coladas, and deep emotional pain. If you get anxious in public, come down and see Simon Caine.

Next up, for a mid-week chillout, join us for shows by comedians Sarah Callaghan and Archie Henderson, sure to hit all the right spots with their energy:

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan
Rose Gallery
Wed 11 July 21:15
Suitable for ages 14+

Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours in Australia and New Zealand, presents a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting in and feeling left out.

Best Of Brighton Fringe – Comedy: NOW That’s Who I Call Archie Henderson
Rose Gallery
Thu 12 Jul 21:15
Suitable for ages 14+

Archie Henderson is a multi-award-winning comedian from South London. As a member of sketch group Two Plus One, his videos have amassed over 200k views on Youtube, and he has written for Comic Relief and BBC Radio 4 Extra. He reached the final of So You Think You’re Funny 2017, and in 2018 won 2nd place at the Musical Comedy Awards 2018.

This show has been picked out by the IYAF press team as one of the best of youth productions in Comedy from the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2018.

How best to end off the Festival than with a round of laughter? Our final weekend is packed with lots of great comedy programmes, including…

Bad Clowns: Hostage
Rose Studio
Fri 13 July 20:00
Sun 15 July 19:00
Suitable for ages 14+

What happens when a crazed madman takes a comedy show and its audience hostage? Find out in the Bad Clowns‘ maddest show yet. Full of twists and turns and secret vendettas as the talented actors perform for the laughs, the thrills and their very lives!

Ghost Machine
Rose Gallery
Fri 13 July 21:15
Suitable for ages 14+

A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of god.

Lauded as one of the strongest and most unique comedic voices around, Laura Davis is unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious. Ghost Machine sees audience members returning multiple times to celebrate this darkly honest, constantly surprising, existential extravaganza.

Accumulator
Rose Gallery
Sat 14 July 21:15
Suitable for ages 14+

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year’s wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? Join Ross Brierley in a surreal journey into the highs and lows of trying to predict the future to pay the bills!

Community Circle
Rose Gallery
Sun 15 July 15:00
Suitable for ages 7+

The one that’s always different and exactly the same. A show that never begins and that you won’t want to end, which leaves you feeling like you’re friends with everyone in the audience. An immersive and interactive show like no other.

Cult Comics
Rose Gallery
Sun 15 July 21:15
Suitable for ages 14+

Comedians Sam Golin & Bisha K Ali are back with their geek-culture themed spectacular of comedy and nerd-friendly games. If you’re a gamer, comic book fan, sci-fi buff, or horror movie addict, Cult Comics is just for you!

These evening comedy programmes are a great way to chill out and let your hair down after work and school in the late afternoons and evenings, get your tickets at the Rose Theatre Box Office now!

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