EdFringe Round-Up: Clowning Around

The purest form of comedy is somebody falling over, I first realised this seeing a clown at a young age. Soon after I saw Stephen King’s IT and my feelings became a bit more conflicted. Red Bastard did nothing to help this matter, I loved the show, but have never been so terrified by comedy.

Here’s a few performers that will be clowning around during this year’s Fringe Festival:Dark Side of Mime EdFringe

The Dark Side of Mime

An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show. Are you bold enough to enter the Dark Side of the Mime? Winner of Best Theatrical Event of the Year, Finland. Actor of the Year, Finnish National Actors’ Union.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/dark-side-of-the-mimeKraken EdFringe

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Last year’s multi award-winning, critically acclaimed total sell-out returns. From award-winning Gaulier trained clown comes Trygve Wakenshaw’s physical comedy, KRAKEN. Beautifully strange stream of consciousness idiocy. Best Comedy: Adelaide Fringe 2015. Best Comedy: Perth Fringe 2015. Time Out Top 10 Shows 2014. Edinburgh Underbelly Award 2014 ‘Delirious and surreal’ ***** (Age). ‘Blissfully funny’ ***** (Time Out ).

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trygve-wakenshaw-kraken

(also see https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trygve-wakenshaw-nautilus)Helen Duff: Smasher EdFringe

Helen Duff: Smasher

Epic storytelling, synchronised swimming and subversively simple songs from this Fringe First nominated maker of mischief. Smashing, guaranteed. ‘A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher … bold, subversive and very funny’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Duff has a natural aura that makes her performance seem effortless’ ***** (RipItUp.com.au, Adelaide). ‘A powerhouse performance … hilarious experience’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘A very talented storyteller, clown, comedian and actress rolled into one wide eyed bundle of talent’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Judge’s Choice Award VAULT 2015.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/helen-duff-smasher-freeMorro and Jasp Do Puberty EdFringe

Morro and Jasp Do Puberty

A hilarious look at the best period of your life. Clown sisters Morro and Jasp are at that age where the hormones are always flaring, the telephone keeps ringing, and the punk rock can never be too loud. As Morro attempts to hide from feminine hygiene products, Jasp longs for womanhood and the boy of her dreams. This smash hit explores the trials and tribulations of growing up. Canadian Comedy Award winners. Best of Fringe. ‘Must see’ ***** (Eye Weekly). ‘Fringe winner’ ***** (Now). ‘Charming, hilarious, superb piece of theatre… positively captivating’ ***** (Vue). www.morroandjasp.com

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/morro-and-jasp-do-pubertySpace Carrots Present: Where's Keith?

Space Carrots Present: Where’s Keith?

Join Gaulier-trained clowns, Space Carrots, on their intergalactic quest to find the mythical legend that is Keith. Combining clown, physical theatre and fantasy, follow this group on a joyful trip into the unknown. Other Gaulier alumni include: Sacha Baron Cohen, Dr Brown, Trygve Wakenshaw and Plague of Idiots.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/space-carrots-present-where-s-keithA fistful of clowns, no doubt I missed loads. Do you have any recommendations?

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