ED2011 News

Fringe comedians lined up for wrestling extravaganza

By | Published on Saturday 6 August 2011

Max & Ivan

The comedy fraternity will gather in the Pleasance Grand for a very special night in the middle of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, for an event called, simply, ‘The Wrestling’, which will see both stand-ups and professional wrestlers take to the stage.

The all-star event is being led by Max Olesker, one half of comedy duo Max & Ivan (pictured), who, aged 15, was the youngest pro-wrestler in the UK. He will take to the ring under his wrestling moniker Max Olesker to compete with, amongst others, Ben ‘PAC’ Satterly, aka “the man that gravity forgot”.

Comedians lined up to appear, some of whom will be doing some wrestling too, include Frisky & Mannish, Rich Fulcher, Angelos Epithemiou, Abandoman, Nick Helm, Humphrey Ker, Tom Rosenthal, Matthew Crosby, Idiots of Ants, The Beta Males and Patrick Monahan.

Meanwhile Brendon Burns, not otherwise appearing at the Fringe this year, will come to Edinburgh especially to commentate, alongside another ThreeWeeks favourite, Andrew Maxwell. Brendon told ThreeWeeks: “Wrestling and stand up are a natural marriage. I’m not doing a show at Edinburgh this year but I’m heading up just for this. I’m thrilled to be involved”.

‘The Wrestling’ takes place on 15 Aug at 11pm. Tickets from edfringe.com.