Fringe 12 – Comedian Dies In The Middle Of Joke

November 1983, comedian Joe ‘Pops’ Pooley is headlining his local comedy club and no one’s laughing. August 2012: with your help, his murder is reconstructed. Re-live Joe’s last set over and over and over again. When your time comes, can you die with some dignity?

This is an interactive piece of auto-theatre set in an eighties comedy club, devised by Time Out award-winning Ross Sutherland. Choose any role you like: from bouncer, barman, critic, a member of the rowdy party table, or even the comedian himself.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviews

‘A Choose Your Own Adventure of a comedy gig… It’s a lot of fun’
The Independent

‘Sutherland’s innovative piece of theatre is a true celebration of the audience and what they’re capable of’
★★★★
The Scotsman

‘This is the perfect show for anyone who has ever wanted to be a comedian, heckle a comedian or murder a comedian’
★★★★
Skinny

‘An ambitious, interactive experiment in which the audience is the show’
★★★★
The Mail on Sunday

‘The beauty of the piece lies in the variation and anticipation, the growing awareness that you can shape things – though, of course, as in life, the final outcome is inevitable’
The Stage

Venues / Tickets

AUG 1 – 27 (not 17); Pleasance Dome, EDINBURGH – Dates Passed


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