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Tuesday 28th May, 2019 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

David Crowe - Boundaries

Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 90mins
Price: £10

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A tale of humiliation and bliss

"Even after 27 years of stand-up comedy, I still have a handful of stories I've been too embarrassed to tell anyone. This is my attempt to turn some humiliation and regret into a powerful force for good. Far from being just another lurid shock humor piece disguised as introspection, Boundaries is couched as my hopes and concerns for my young daughter in a sincere - even desperate - desire to give her a few simple tools to prepare her for her own journey out into the world. It is an autobiographical 90 minutes that is simultaneously endearing, horrifying, cathartic and funny. It involves one Alaskan brown bear, an art teacher, the Soviet Union, an English dancer, an African ostrich, an Arab prince, an arrest, one old lady, India, a fight at Applebee's restaurant, and the lingering question, 'Is your heart healthy enough for sex?' Bath Fringe is its Festival world premiere."

David Crowe is an American stand-up comedian. His delivery is a hybrid of jokes and long form story telling which has drawn comparisons to the likes of Billy Connolly and Robin Williams. He has won the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions and his comedy specials have appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central and most recently Dry Bar. Oh, and his mother is from Scunthorpe.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4228018



Alternative booking: JokePit
Online booking: https://www.jokepit.com/organisers/397/events/1517

Links: https://www.davidcrowe.com

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.14

Thursday 30th May, 2019 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Pete Searles - Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas

Date: Thursday 30th May, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50min incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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British actor and writer Peter Searles, a veteran of stage, screen, and BBC television and radio, gives an intensely dramatic and frequently hilarious account of his journey from the scorching wastes of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to the shantytowns and smog-laden cities of the south, to a world of forests, lakes, and volcanoes.

Accompanied by oversexed train drivers, a beautiful young revolutionary, out-of-work actors, Marxist priests, fascist police, Chilean Eco-warriors, and Pinochet's neighbors, Searles recounts a journey that turns into a quest for truth and meaning in land torn apart by thirteen years of military dictatorship.

Searles' touring show has won so many rave reviews from major newspapers that it is difficult to decide which ones to quote. But here is a smattering:

"This wonderful and timely one-man play is delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience. Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth. He is a natural storyteller and talented comedian; everything about the show is understated and spot-on" - The Scotsman

"A bloke stands on a bare stage telling us about a holiday he took in Chile, and an hour and 20 minutes later you are yearning for more. Peter Searles is a riveting storyteller" - The Guardian

"A stand-up storyteller par excellence, Searles could have gone on for another hour and nobody would have batted an eye. He is Britain's answer to Spalding Gray" - Metro

"A stream of polished observations that create what is essentially a well-honed play, nudged to a fresh dramatic level. Searles has struck it rich" - The Stage

Booking: Rondo Theatre
Tel: 0333 666 3366

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/pete-searles-hey-gringo-a-chile-christmas

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* Concessions: under 18s, full-time students, Equity members, unemployed benefit claimants, disabled people and those whose sole source of income is a DSS state retirement pension

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