ED2016 Spoken Word ED2016 Three To See ED2016 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2016: Stand-up poetry

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Stand Up & Slam

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three helpings of stand-up poetry.

Alexis Dubus Verses The Word | Voodoo Rooms | 6-28 Aug
We have been fans of Alexis Dubus for a long time now, ever since we first saw his history of swearing show (he’s doing a one-off performance of that this year, if you want to see it) and gave him a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award for it. His “lyrical tales from the road” combine poetry, stand-up and storytelling, and we offer a pretty much 100% guarantee that you will enjoy them.

Dan Simpson – Artificial Ineloquence | Banshee Labyrinth | 6-28 Aug
BBC Fringe Slam finalist Dan Simpson presents a show that focuses on the rise of the robots, screens and machines that influence our modern lives – can humanity survive in a world of deep-learning artificial intelligence? Expect computer-generated jokes, emoji poetry and selfie stick stuff from this proven entertainer.

Stand Up And Slam | Just The Tonic At The Mash House | 4-28 Aug (pictured)
If you like your spoken word funny and competitive, then this is definitely the show for you, and if you like it, you can go more than once because different stuff will happen each time. Six skilled acts from all around the UK go head to head to win your approval, and the result promises to be hilarious. It’s a tried and tested formula that’s already won loads of fans, so make sure this is on your list.