“If you want a happy ending, that of course depends on where you stop the story” Orson Welles
Join us for a night of spoken wonder at Green Note. A hand picked curated lineup of speakers take turns to weave a yarn. Hosted by the effervescent Cally Beaton (As seen on QI) some stories will be true, some entirely fictitious but all unique.
27th May featuring…
Rosie Wilby: Rosie Wilby is a comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster based in London. As a comedian, she has performed at Sydney Mardi Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4. As a musician she has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and on Carlton TV. “Talented performer with a winning self-deprecating personality..” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Ruby Martin: Ruby Martin is a writer and comedian as seen in Succubus, most alternative comedy nights in the London area and lurking on your Twitter feed somewhere.
Kieran Boyd: Semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? (2009), Amused Moose Laugh-Off (2010), and part of Fringe favourites WitTank, Kieran has been performing his inventive, high-energy stand up across the country for five years. He gigs for Avalon, CKP, The Stand, Komedia, and Highlight amongst others as well as numerous shows at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2009 and 2010 he compered the stand-up showcase, Comedy Baby, and in 2011 performed in a split show Don’t Mess. In the same year he also directed a sketch show from The Leeds Tealights. In 2012, Kieran performed at the Edinburgh Festival as part of The Comedy Zone, the Fringe’s longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase. In 2016 Kieran took his debut solo show Egg up to the fringe to great acclaim. With acclaimed sketch trio WitTank, Kieran has enjoyed nine years of sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as numerous gigs and comedy festivals in the UK and Ireland. In 2011 they received a Best Show Nomination at the Leicester Comedy Festival, and appeared on Three at the Fringe (BBC3) and BBC Radio Scotland. WitTank can be seen as stars of 3 series of the acclaimed BBC3’s comedy show, Live At the Electric and have filmed their own sitcom pilot for E4.
“Like a young Simon Amstell…Impressively funny…Terrific material” The Scotsman
Ed MacArthur: Join award-winning Ed MacArthur in this mad-cap, multi-instrumental, one-man musical comedy show. MacArthur returns to delight audiences with his razor-sharp wit and stunning musicianship. ‘MacArthur has natural charm and considerable skill’ (Lyn Gardner, Guardian). ‘MacArthur, straight-backed and deadpan, has talent in spades’ (Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph).
Alexander Fox: Alexander Fox is a comedian, writer, improviser and musician from London. Alexander sought to make his debut solo comedy hour as innovative as possible, so Alexander Fox: Ringo – described as ‘Whiplash meets Yellow Submarine’ – drew on his talent as a drummer and percussionist and was set around a live drum kit, attracting important figures from the worlds of both comedy and music to the Pleasance Courtyard. He was previously in sketch comedy troupe The Awkward Silence, who were script-edited by Brass Eye’s David Quantick and with whom he was nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at London Sketchfest 2014. Alexander founded Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film, which will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for a fourth successive year in 2018 and which has garnered a sell-out cult following for its ambitious two-prov format. He is a regular and experienced improviser on the UK scene, and his other improv work includes Bumper Blyton, Uncle Bryn, Sweet Nelson and Criminal. As well as performing across the UK, Alexander has also improvised in France, Holland and the USA. He began writing and performing comedy whilst a student at the University of Oxford, where he was in both the Oxford Imps and the Oxford Revue. Since then he has trained with acclaimed US improv companies iO Theatre and Mischief Theatre (Chicago), UCB Theatre (New York), Second City (touring company), and he is a graduate of London’s The Free Association. His easy manner onstage has seen him in demand as a host for a wide variety of events, where he has introduced an eclectic selection of figures including Chase and Status, Henning Wehn, Robin Ince, Sara Pascoe and Mark Ronson. Alexander has written for The Independent, and has experience as a script editor for stage and film, and as an improv coach. He is currently writing two comic poetry anthologies, and his next solo show which he describes loosely as “Whiplash meets The Graduate.” ”Excellent”- Jack Dee
David Whitney (MC):
“The silver-tongued warrior” The Spectator
“David Whitney doesn’t do bog-standard knob jokes. His are so good, you’d tell them to your own mother.” Broadway Baby