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Three To See 2015: Comedians Facing Adversity

By | Published on Tuesday 4 August 2015


Back to the comedy Fringe, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three comedians facing adversity.

Felicity Ward: What If There Is No Toilet?
I, and my fellow ThreeWeeks reviewers, have always been pretty keen on Felicity Ward, and in that we are, of course, not alone; she’s an award-winning performer with glowing reviews coming out of her ears. Yet, it’s not all plain sailing for her, as evidenced by her work on her highly praised documentary ‘Felicity’s Mental Mission’, in which she explores anxiety and mental health. Her latest show deals with the topics of mental illness and irritable bowel syndrome; you can count on her to find the funny in adversity.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 31 Aug

Beth Vyse: As Funny As Cancer (pictured)
Character comedian Beth Vyse was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, and five years on from that, and in remission, she’s decided to create a show which tells the story of her battle with the dreaded disease, and stop hiding behind her comedy creations. I’ve a feeling that her surreal and wacky performance style which should prove the perfect vehicle for the delivery of a set like this, which will inevitably juxtapose the humorous with the gut-wrenching.
Heroes @ The Hive, from 6 until 30 Aug

Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect
Corey White had a very bad start in life, the kind that makes your heart ache; the son of a heroin-addicted mother and a violent alcoholic father, he spent his early years being shifted from foster home to foster home. After studying at university he began experimenting with drugs, and became an addict, before kicking the habit in 2008. This show, which explores ideas of unintended consequences, has already won huge acclaim in the comedian’s native Australia, winning him the best newcomer award at the Melbourne Festival. So, yes. I think this will be good.
Assembly Hall, from 6 until 30 Aug

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