Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Comedy (sketch show, absurdist)

  • Just the Tonic at The Caves - Just Up the Road
  • 16:00
  • Aug 16-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Chuck Salmon Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing. 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 18 months
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Dive funny-bone-first into a slip'n'slide sketch adventure in the world’s biggest leisure centre, with hilarious lifeguards and heroic comedians Chuck Salmon: the funniest whistleblowers since Edward Snowden. In a world where lifeguards are rock stars and rock stars are as they normally are, underdog(gy-paddler) Kenny Shallows searches for the fabled lifeguarding elixir. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Sketch-Off finalist, 2022. Brighton Comedy Award finalist, 2021. Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist. 'The best sketch comedy one can see at the fringe' ( 'Laughs aplenty' (Scotsman). ‘Hilarious, absurdist writing… absolutely not one to miss’ (

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  • Stairs: 6 - 10
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Luukas Ahmala 1 day ago

My top 3 of the wacky characters that appear in Pool Noodles:

1) Bone-arm
2) The birthday boy
3) Football Dracula

Funniest show at the fringe, 10/10

Amelia Hills 1 day ago

Brilliant silly show guaranteed to make you laugh your socks off! The jokes are excellent and the performers bounce off one another with such chemistry and high energy. Top quality funny stuff!!! Do not miss this!!!!!!

Jack Godfrey 3 days ago

The funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe this year!

Such a stupidly hilarious show with some genius jokes

Isaac 3 days ago

An amazing show, one of the best I have seen thus far in the fringe ( and the only I have left a reveiw on). I must have chlorine in my brain. This is everything one could want from a comedy show at the fringe. A solid 10/10 show.

Jem 3 days ago

An absolute hoot of a sketch comedy, hilarious characters (shout out to bday boi) and many poolside puns! 10/10 recommend!

Claire 4 days ago

Joyous, charming idiots full of energy and charisma. Like Scooby Doo in a leisure centre after 5 pints of red bull. Really loved the narrative and nonsense and inventive skits and choreography. Totally recommend.

Isabella 5 days ago

Skilfully silly fun!
The perfect show to enjoy with your uncle!

Emma Price 5 days ago

Hysterical! Brilliant comedic timing, packed with funny characters and accents, and the funniest plot. The actors clearly have a brilliant relationship and it was so fun seeing them improvising and working around hilarious mishaps. So full of energy, the audience laughed the whole way through. So very glad the poster caught our eye - was so worth it!

Matthew 5 days ago

One of the best shows have seen all of August.

Saw the show randomly after seeing the flyer and I'm glad I did.

Funny, smart and one of the best narrative sketch shows I have ever seen.

Would recommend to all

Dom McKenzie 5 days ago

A terrific show with an incredible cast of weird & hilarious characters.
Went on a whim and turned out to be the highlight of the Fringe so far!
Definitely one to watch!
- Swimothée Chalamet

naSPLASHa 6 days ago

Had a swimmingly good time. Laughed the air and chlorine out of my lungs. Most of the jokes made it to shore, very few drowned. Wet my appetite for comedy and I will be recommending to every single one of my lifeguards

Emma 6 days ago

Great show – mixes in clever wordplay, physical comedy, some improv, and takes you on a narrative journey through a whole host of zany characters. Would recommend to anyone looking for something silly and light hearted!

Francesca 7 days ago

A weird and wonderful show which had me in stitches! Extremely creative and I would definitely recommend it if you want to see something a little out of the norm.

Catherine 8 days ago

A brilliant, original and very funny show. Would recommend! Went to see this show on a whim and was not disappointed. One of our Fringe highlights.

Lucy 8 days ago

We weren’t sure what to expect but we really enjoyed the show. Highly recommended if you’re into slightly slapstick comedy and want some light hearted fun!

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