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.


‘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’

‘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

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Dates / Venues

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

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