Gits and Shiggles - Edinburgh Previews - John Kearns & Rob Auton
John Kearns + Rob Auton
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Gits and Shiggles Comedy's season of previews and works-in-progress continues. Two hour long shows from some of the best acts in the UK.
Bringing you the best in emerging, established and alternative stand-up, sketch, musical, character and improv comedy, acts performing at past and future events include Jack Whitehall, Alistair McGowan, Sean Hughes, Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Howie, Loretta Maine, EastEnd Cabaret, Andy Zaltzman, Rich Fulcher, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Little, Piff the Magic Dragon, Pappy's, Humphrey Ker, Dr Brown, Cardinal Burns, Tony Law, The Beta Males, Isy Suttie, Frank Sanazi, Wit Tank, Norman Lovett, Alex Horne, Adam Bloom, Ava Vidal, Lucy Porter, Patrick Monahan, Jigsaw, Jay Foreman, Daniel Simonsen, Stephen Carlin and Bridget Christie.
"Awesome comedy night... If you haven't been yet, go. They've got chairs and everything" - Rich Fulcher, The Mighty Boosh
Gits and Shiggles regular John Kearns makes a glorious return after winning the highest accolade in comedy, the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show Schtick, only one year after winning the 2013 Fosters Best Newcomer Award. While his rise has been meteoric it is nothing less than deserved and he remains one of Gits and Shiggles favourite comedians.
Now one of the most in demand comics in Britain, he is currently working on his own show for Radio 4 and the sitcom Top Coppers for BBC3.
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.” ★★★★★ Chortle
“A true comedy original.” ★★★★ Time Out
“A brilliantly constructed piece of absurdist clowning.” ★★★★ Evening Standard
“Extremely funny.” ★★★★ Scotsman
“Spike Milligan, Vic & Bob, John Kearns. Say hello to comedy’s latest lunatic.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke
"Kearns is simultaneously charming and enigmatic: you love him, and you enjoy trying to fathom what he's up to" The Guardian
Rob is a London-based performer, artist, writer, poet and comedian. He is a Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award-winner and Glastonbury’s Poet In Residence.
Every year he picks a subject that is important to him and writes an hour long show about it. So far he has done The Yellow Show, The Sky Show, The Face Show, The Water Show, The Sleep Show and the Hair Show. His work ha been played on the radio by Jarvis Cocker, Cerys Matthews and Scroobius Pip and shown on the television by BBC1, BBC 2 and Channel 4.
'A genuine original' (The Guardian)
'A talent to watch' (The Independent).