Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

Comedy (music, multimedia)

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  • Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market - Bothy
  • 18:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Archie Henderson
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie's facing an artistic crisis. It's time to break the cycle. The debut hour from this multi award-winning comedian is the multimedia musical experience you didn't know you needed. Winner: IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy, 2018. 'Radiated a delightfully daft energy' ( 'Immense talent and fantastic energy' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The Bothy is accessed through the bar and down 10 stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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jo nicholls 65 days ago

Archie's show is absolutely brilliant. Our group, Pitch Purple, went to say 5 comedy shows and this one was their favourite! It's pitched perfectly at anyone who knows about music and to be honest everyone knows about music to some extent! It's full of intelligent wit and the pace is phenomenal. A must see if you have any time left in this last leg of the Fringe. Watch this space - Archie's gonna go somewhere with his comedy - a face of the future I'm sure!

Caroline Angella 72 days ago

Loved the show, Archie is refreshingly different.
This is what the Fringe is for, to uncover original new talent - great show @jazzemu_ #edfringe

Em 73 days ago

Best show we saw at the fringe! Very funny songs and clever lyrics. Would highly recommend

Carrie 77 days ago

This show is absolutely brilliant - definitely the funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe this year. Archie is so talented and has a really whacky sense of humour which makes for a show that is hilarious, impressive and a bit weird. If you want a show that will make you properly belly laugh go see this one!

J. Mark 78 days ago

This show is truly fantastic! We all loved this show, Archie has a really quirky sense of humour that he displays with charm and musical talent. We were not only in fits of laugher but in awe of his energy, musical ability and all the hard work he'd clearly put in! Definitely one of our 2019 fringe faves!

claire hepp 81 days ago

Absolute 5 stars! Our entire family (including the teenagers) LOVED this show! It had us all in fits of laughter. Archie has a huge amount of charm, comic flair and a wealth of musical knowledge that he wears lightly and displays effortlessly. I am never going to listen to a pop song again without thinking of the stuff I learnt about in this show!
I think after our very busy festival experience- this is the guy we will make an effort to see again when he next plays in London. Go see this show!

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 54 days ago

Archie Henderson approaches his tightly mashed together collection of keyboards, vocoders and dick shaped instruments, sliding on stage to make them sing with a light touch. In Jazz Emu’s opening number he shows off an impressive array of talents, some useful and some completely pointless, but all of them demonstrating...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 60 days ago

Archie Henderson’s opening song sets himself up as a jack of all trades, but master of none – a common situation in the gig economy. ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 61 days ago

Clever songs abound in a haphazard debut...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 73 days ago

In his opening number, Archie Henderson proclaims his ability to do a wide range of things to an adequate standard. In fact, it’s mostly comedy about music and that’s where this works best, using music variously as parts of set-up and punchline. There’s conviction and pleasing originality there. The rest...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 74 days ago

Archie Henderson is on the nose but sells himself short with his opening track about being able to do lots of things “to an adequate level”. ...

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