Alphabet Soup – Serving Hot LGBTQIA+ Comedy Brunch

Comedy (variety, lgbtq+)

  • Le Monde - Shanghai
  • 13:00
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Alphabet Soup created by 7G and Alyssa Poteet
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Queer Comedy Brunch unlike any other! Strap-in and strap-on because Alphabet Soup is taking over Le Monde Hotel's Shanghai Nightclub and serving up world-class LGBTQIA+ comedians, drag performers, prizes, and gourmet brunch and drinks! Full price tickets get you entry to the show. VIP tickets get you entry to the show, one free cocktail or mocktail, and special Alphabet Soup brunch by Le Monde Hotel. Brunch includes a selection of pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, delicious vegan wraps, scones, Scotch eggs, and cured meats and cheeses. Additional drinks available for purchase.

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General venue access

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Patrick Harrington 108 days ago

"Alphabet Soup" at the Fringe 2023 is not just a comedy show; it was a powerful window into the challenges and pressures faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals in America, skilfully presented through the lens of humour and wit. The performances from a diverse line-up of comics provided a thought-provoking yet entertaining exploration of the queer experience, leaving the audience with both laughter and introspection.

As comedy often hinges on personal perspectives, the standout acts for me were Antjuan Tobias and Hank Chen. Tobias, with his magnetic presence, offered a glimpse into the world of an African-American gay man, weaving relatable anecdotes with uproarious laughter. Chen's Taiwanese-American background infused his set with a unique blend of cultural insights and sharp observations. Both comedians effortlessly navigated the intersection of humour and identity, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of LGBTQIA+ lives.

The hosts, brimming with boundless energy, expertly steered the show, creating a lively and inclusive atmosphere. Alyssa Poteet's delivery and comedic timing kept the audience engaged, while 7G, brought a ground-breaking perspective as the world's first out intersex comic.

There were things I found off. It's tiresome to hear snipes at JK Rowling so frequently and with so little persuasive content. As someone who believes in freedom of expression this demonisation makes me uneasy. I also found it odd that the audience were asked if they were straight or gay - an oddly binary question which didn't seem to fit with the message of the show as a whole.

Overall though, "Alphabet Soup" succeeded in its mission to entertain, enlighten, and foster a deeper understanding of LGBTQIA+ realities in America. This uproarious showcase of talent, hosted within the vibrant backdrop of the Shanghai Nightclub, is an important addition to the Fringe line-up. It not only sheds light on the challenges faced by the community but also celebrates its resilience, strength, and vibrant culture

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Genuinely funny and entertaining.

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Edinburgh Reviews (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

This was a great, welcoming, diverse and inclusive show for LGBTQIA+ and allies (like myself) alike.

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