Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Comedy (solo show, true-life)

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  • Laughing Horse @ City Cafe - Las Vegas
  • 21:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Chris McGlade
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 22:00. Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.


Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad's horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, un- PC, no holds barred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour. ‘This is weaponised comedy, locked and loaded. It is awesome’ (Scotsman). ‘Intense, unique show unlike anything else you’ll see on the Fringe’ **** (Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 2 steps into the main space then steps down into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    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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Laura P 83 days ago

I loved the show!
Chris tells his story of forgiveness in all honesty. He demonstated to be a great comedian and actor.
The message he sends is very strong yet motivational.
I found the show very inspiring.

klapaucius 84 days ago

excellent story-telling and comedy. this is the second time I saw Chris and was as impressed as last time. he doesn't repeat jokes from one year to the other.
despite tackling hard subjects, Chris does it with lots of empathy and passion. still better, he refuses to be politically correct, which is rare and perilous in our current climate. Chris is absolutely right that unrestrained and uncensored humour is essential for the society and that political correctness only makes people lie and bottle their anger.
one of the best shows on the Fringe this year!

Verdun Luck 89 days ago

I can only echo what Laura King (below) has said. A very enjoyable and thought provoking hour. This is honesty and a bright beginning awaits Chris after the fringe. The final poem was great.

Laura King 93 days ago

Searingly honest show about a messed up kid from a messed up background who was dealt yet another body blow in adulthood, one which very nearly destroyed him, but how working class humour, a healthy dose of political incorrectness and forgiveness became his saviours.
An absolute must-see.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 76 days ago

Like the battered cassette player he used to record himself, Chris McGlade’s performance harkens back to an earlier age, stemming as it does from thirty years on the northern club circuit. Despite the stiflingly humid atmosphere, McGlade produced an electrifying performance of naked honesty. Having reiterated the themes on working...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

An hour with Chris McGlade is always an intense experience. ...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

In a sweaty basement room in the heart of Edinburgh off the Royal Mile, a northern comedian called Chris McGlade, 54, is delivering one of the most enjoyable and life-affirming hours on the Fringe. What’s remarkable is that his upbeat show derives from the bleakest subject-matter: his father’s murder. Looking...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

In one respect, Chris McGlade's latest hour is a typical Fringe offering, in that he's mining personal trauma for his narrative. Yet the Middlesbrough grandfather isn't your typical standup. He's a product of the working men's club circuit and avowed sceptic of over-sensitive, political correctness. Moreover, the pain he's exorcising...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

There is plenty of food for thought in Chris McGlade’s heartfelt and often intense show about his murdered father.  He tells the story with a potent intimacy, standing on a stool to physically loom over us in a room no bigger than a broom closet, drawing us in with a...

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The List (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

How laughter helped with a family trauma...

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