Don’t Be Terrible

Theatre (comedy, stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker One
  • 23:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Standard Man Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That's why he's asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make people laugh. It's his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the funny guy at work. Unfortunately, misanthrope Alice believes in comedy much more than she believes in love, and may not be quite the guru he was expecting. A comedy about comedy, that asks whether nice is ever funny and whether sexy is ever nice.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Simon Feegrade 110 days ago

Very funny and enjoyable show.


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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Don't Be Terrible is a wonderful late night comedy show that breaks the rules of what the classic stand up show is.

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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Don't Be Terrible is a wonderful late night comedy show that breaks the rules of what the classic stand up show is.

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The List (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

An oddball comedy between an unfunny man and a very funny woman...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 105 days ago

It takes a little while to work out what Don’t Be Terrible actually is. It starts as a comedy set with one very over-enthusiastic audience member. The play then turns into a piece of darkly comedic theatre that has some fascinating insights into comedy and working relationships. It never quite...

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

Steve is a ‘standard man’, he is disconcertingly average and he wants to learn comedy. Alice is a comedian who is bad at relationships but good at turning it into material. This show follows their meeting and Alice’s efforts … Read More ...

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The Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 118 days ago

Based on the blurb, I expected Don’t Be Terrible to be a standup comedy show attempting to make audiences laugh while still being nice. What I got was an entirely different experience raising questions of what (and who) we laugh at. If you’re up for a descent from light-hearted laughs into dark comedic looks at both comedy and humanity, Don’t Be Terrible will leave you with plenty to talk about.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

The two strong cast in Elly Condron and Daniel Cech-Lucas have a stage chemistry between them, Condron all sassy, Cech-Lucas stiff and formal. It is this that makes Don’t Be Terrible so charming, leaving a smile on your face the whole way through.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Having a painfully unfunny character in a comedy is a risky move, but in ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ it definitely pays off. Steve wants to learn how to make his girlfriend Sarah laugh, and turns to stand-up comic Alice to help make it happen. This intimate look at what makes good...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 120 days ago

There's a woman called Alice on stage doing jokes about her boyfriend dumping her. Next to me, a man is heckling. ...

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FringeReview 122 days ago

This has many layers which allows the comedy to have its own platform, whilst Alice plays the caustic and Steve the awkward, the chemistry is fierce friendly. She may not see what is coming and playing the paid sage does her well whilst the ever patient and understanding Steve seems...

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