Ahead of a five-show run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Radio 4’s Viv Groskop presents
THE NIGHT I DIED
It’s a celebration of the joys and horrors of putting yourself in the public eye. This chat show-slash-therapy session features our best writers, comedians and raconteurs talking about the worst experiences of their lives. Expect tales of bad reviews, terrible heckles and long dark nights of the soul. As well as the moments that make it feel like it’s all worthwhile.
“Honest and funny” - Chortle. “An absolute treat” - Daily Telegraph
With an incredible line up on the night!
Richard Holloway, JoJo Sutherland & Keir McAllister -
hosted by Viv Groskop
Writer, broadcaster and “the bishop who stopped believing in God”, Richard Holloway published his most recent book, Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt to rave reviews. He resigned as Bishop of Edinburgh in 2000 and is now best known as a brilliant writer on religion, hope and the business of life. He is the author of over 20 books including Between the Monster and the Saint and Looking in the Distance: The Human Search for Meaning.
Praise for Leaving Alexandria: “What a deeply loveable man. And what a wonderful book he has written.” - The Guardian. “
Since his first Edinburgh Fringe show 10 years ago stand-up comedian Keir McAllister has gigged all over Scotland and the UK and is a regular on BBC Radio Scotland. His new satirical comedy, A Split Decision, is on at the Assembly Rooms at this year’s Fringe, where he’s also presenting Aye Right? How No? The Comedy Countdown to the Referendum (with Vladimir McTavish).
“A gifted comedian destined for much bigger things” - Edinburgh Evening News.
Jojo Sutherland is a wonderfully charismatic stand-up comedian and a highly in-demand MC. A favourite TV warm-up (for shows like BBC1‘s The Old Guys and BBC3‘s Badults), she has supported Four Poofs and a Piano, Jenny Eclair and Tom Stade on tour. At this year’s Fringe her show Jojo Sutherland In Conversation is on at the Scottish Comedy Festival at the Beehive Inn from 30 July.
“A conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless.” - Chortle.
The host of The Night I Died Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, Saturday Review and Any Questions. Her best-selling memoir about mid-life crisis and stand-up comedy I Laughed, I Cried was hailed as “heroic” (The Times), “hilarious” (The Independent) and “frankly psychotic” (Mail on Sunday).
The free Fringe show of I Laughed, I Cried, goes behind the scenes of how she attempted to do 100 stand-up gigs in 100 consecutive nights, whilst her husband and three children despaired, is on at 9.45pm from 1st to 14th August at Cowgatehead with La Favorita Freestival.
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