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Fri 5th Apr at 8:30pm
Laughing Coyote Comedy
@ Laughing Coyote at The Firestation, Windsor
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Laughing Coyote Comedy: Will Franken, Matt Rees, Sean McLoughlin, Iszi Lawrence
"American native Will Franken rekindles his love affair of all things UK with a stop to embrace Easter mayhem in Windsor.
Fresh from one of Edinburgh's most talked about shows Will will delight with his mixture of impressions, sketches and character comedy.
"What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd "
- The New York Times
Hosting the evening will be Iszi Lawrence
Also on the bill is fast multi-award winning Matt Rees
And finally, Sean McLoughlin
"A painful genius...he's brilliant" Broadway Baby"
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
American Will Franken is a critically acclaimed satirist and high-speed, quick-change character comedian. Franken’s humour is rooted in the British sketch comedy tradition, notably Monty Python. Onstage, he portrays an eclectic mix of characters through a series of interconnected vignettes. His skits are often satirical, skewering a range of subcultures and political views, often absurdist.
'Strange, sometimes awkward, often funny and always interesting, Franken’s act is
like Marmite – ****ing awesome – and deserves an audience as big as his character roster' (Three Weeks)
'Amidst the anodyne wannabe TV comics who are 40% hair product, 40% ego and 20% talent there is still plenty of the real thing to be found, comedically. Will Franken... is absolutely brilliant. Iron satire in a velvet glove. Clever, creative comedy' (The Scotsman)
'The sharp-clawed satire on US culture and liberal piety, and the constant upending of what it is we think we're watching, make for a unique and compelling hour... You can't take your eyes off these inspired outpourings' (The Guardian)
'Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers' (Chortle).
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Welsh Unsigned Stand Up winner 2011, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 and BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012 finalist.
'A properly original comedy mind' (The Guardian)
'With his somewhat miserable persona he enthralls his audiences through his skilfully crafted stories' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Half-American downbeat comedian who draws on his 'life of grinding poverty' to produce the laughs. Expect dark tales of his family and love life (he even confesses to a medical condition that makes sex uncomfortable!). You can't help yourself laughing at his misfortune!
'His bleak world view was enlivened with brilliant and unexpected turns of phrase and the element of desperation as disaster piled on disaster had a cumulatively hilarious effect, as in farce, where the more dire the consequences for the protagonist, the harder we laugh at his discomfort' (Chortle)
'The best comedian you haven't heard of yet' (Mark Watson, Time Out)
'At once hilarious and painfully revelatory' (Chortle)
'The stand-out stand-up' (Evening Standard)
'What a genuinely fresh and powerful voice... It is wonderful' (Scotsman).
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Iszi lawrence is a comedian, illustrator and artist. She is the voice of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and has her own weekly podcast Sundays Supplement which she co-hosts with TV writer Simon Dunn.
She is an international speaker on skepticism and atheism.
'Intelligent and silly - a winning combination' (Jo Caulfield).
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Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture
St. Leonards Road
SL4 3BL 51.477055, -0.613319
Bookings: 01753 866865
→ Windsor and Eton Central 9 min walk