Dave Bibby: Baby Dinosaur

Comedy (stand-up, alternative comedy)

Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+


Dave Bibby, 'madcap musical-character-sketch comedy pioneer' (BroadwayWorld.com), is back with a show about parenthood and dinosaurs. Packed with songs, sketches and *ahem* multi award-winning stand-up. 'Could develop cult status' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Winner: New Online Comedian of the Year, Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite, Solo Festival Best Male Act. Finalist: British Comedy Guide Pro Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! As seen on Channel 4, Netflix, HBO, BBC Radio 4, Comedy Central, Hulu. 'A true performer' (BritishComedyGuide.info) 'Seemingly out of control' **** (LondonTheatre1.com). 'Hilarious' **** (Entertainment-Focus.com) A show 65 million years in the making.

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Torrey Shine 96 days ago

This show was an absolute delight! A multimedia comedic interactive re-telling of Jurassic Park, mashed in with personal comic storytelling about his life as a father (including adorable pics of his baby dressed up as a T-Rex). Life find a way!

Dave invites the audience to participate by handing out binders with numbered lines in the script, which he prompts through visual cues on a powerpoint slide. The binder passes from person to person, and there is no forced interaction. Quite the contrary - nearly everyone was thrilled to receive the binder, and to have their chance to deliver one of the comedic lines of the show. As the energy built, people stepped up their games more and more - trying to match the enthusiasm of both Dave on stage, and the crowd in the room.

Fast-paced, quick-witted fun. I had no idea what to expect going in, and this was one of the best shows I saw at the Fringe. I would go back and see this again, and look forward to following any other shows this charming comedic writer creates in the future.

Georgia M 104 days ago

Brilliant show. Dave perfectly remasters Jurassic Park with a 2023 twist and tonnes of fun audience participation. A must see - unusual to see such a polished and accomplished performance as part of the free fringe! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Angus Moyes 105 days ago

Stumbled apon this brilliant man by chance. Dave Bibby is a hilarious comic that combines jokes, music and pop culture to create his own rendition of Jurassic park. Would highly recommend!

Jonathan Hughes 105 days ago

I didn't think Jurassic Park could be improved upon, but Dave Bibby finds a way!
Dave interweaves personal stories into his one-man retelling of Jurassic Park with hilarity and belly laughs the whole way through.

He also uses audience participation to tell his stories, something that many people dread being a part of, but his unique take had everyone fully behind him and itching to play a part - no easy feat!

Easily my favourite show of the Fringe, do whatever you can to see it!

Nicola G 105 days ago

We caught this show on Monday, having never seen Dave before and having taken a punt based on the poster! We loved the show & it proved a welcome tonic to the more dry, cynical comedy shows we also saw that day. Dave is a ball of energy & his love for what he was doing came through really strongly. The audio- visual elements & audience interaction (no spoilers) were incorporated really well and although i whispered ‘what the hell is going on?” several times to my husband, we both came away thoroughly entertained. Well worth watching.

MG 106 days ago

Loved this show! My friends and I didn't know what to expect, we just saw dinosaurs and was like yep and MAN ALIVE are we glad we took that chance. Dave has made something that's fun, unpredictable, nostalgic and heartfelt. A fringe must!

Ben Hume-Paton 106 days ago

Despite being a dinosaur, what a great show! Loved it!!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Julie Jones-Boult 106 days ago

Very entertaining, loved it!

Blair Sutherland 109 days ago

Absolutely brilliant show! Very, very funny and cleverly written. I especially enjoyed my time as Dr ‘two hats’ Grant. Highly recommend you take the time to see this one.

W H 111 days ago

Perfectly written, studiously performed. Much more engaging than 4D.

Nicholas Cohen 111 days ago

Dave Bibby is a high octane, immensely talented comedian who almost instantly generates a fantastic rapport with his audience.
The show is highly interactive, but Dave is always warm and respectful - never taking a cheap shot at anyone's expense.
The central concept of the fragments of a show, interrupted by parenthood is both fresh, clever, touching and authentic.
Its Dave's authenticity and warmth that shines through the comedy.
I won't give too much away as I don't want to spoil any surprises or gags. I will just say there is an unexpected celebrity appearance and a lot of honking.
I strongly recommend anyone go along to this life-affirming show. And its free! (or by donation depending on your conscience;)

Christopher Kelly 112 days ago

Great one-man show inspired by Jurassic Park, until it all goes a little sideways. There's performance, music, jokes, stories, and a whole lot of audience interaction (don't worry, it's all in good fun and the least pressure I've ever seen at a Fringe show). By the end you'll feel like we've all accomplished something, something incredibly funny and heartwarming. A joyous experience, not just for fans of Jurassic Park, there's truly a little bit for everybody in Dave's show!

Edward Pontefract 113 days ago

What an amazing show! Dave is really interactive with his audience and gets them to participate in all sorts of parts in the show! Myself and my friend throughly enjoyed our time in the presence of such a class act!

Jam 113 days ago

Great show. My face hurted from laughing!!!

Lovely ladies Monday 114 days ago

Attended by chance. A real fun madcap high energy interactive show. Loved it!

Tom SC 115 days ago

Quite fun. Not as good as I'd hoped.

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Get The Chance (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

It’s everything you want from a comedy show and more.

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ThreeWeeksEdinburgh (4/5 stars) 105 days ago

Bibby inspires in us a unique feeling of accomplishment as we admire what we have achieved

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