Don't Bother

Comedy (poetry, spoken word)

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A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. Multi award-winning performance poet and alumnus of the Durham Revue, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular, using some words that rhyme and some more that don't. Blending surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word, Don't Bother is a unique hour of comedy. 'An hour of pure joy' (Dominic Berry). 'May be at the start of his career, but is at the top of his game' ***** (

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  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps into this venue if not taking the lift.
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  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Hana Eggleston 94 days ago

Brilliant, weird, inventive, enjoyable use of props and looping back to various parts of the show. Particularly impressed by the multimedia aspects, using lights, sound and the venue to make the performance really immersive. He's got some mad ideas and a great voice that deserve to be heard more widely!

Anna Hulm 104 days ago

Absolutely hilarious show. Very different comedy to the rest of the Fringe as the use of poetry gives it more of a theatrical feel, whilst also being conversational and just bloody hilarious. With the idea of ‘don’t bother’ trying to understand the crazy themes in the show, it blows your mind in a GREAT way. Best Comedy I’ve seen at the Fringe.

Reah E 108 days ago

Different from all the other spoken words I saw at the Fringe, this was really entertaining, not to serious, a bit of music, props and some really funny bits. The venue was good as well.

Ellen 108 days ago

Unique, well-crafted poetry and an excellent comedic performance. You don't know where it's going next, but you know you're loving it.

Diane Wailes 109 days ago

Really didn’t know what to expect with this show but I’ve got to say it was excellent. Funny ha ha and funny peculiar, with things that keep popping into my mind 24 hours later. Definitely worth an hour of your time to find out why Happy Larry is happy! Brilliant, innovative stuff. Highly recommended!

Genevieve 111 days ago

If I’m honest i went to see this show because I thought the guy looked fit on the poster so was pleasantly surprised when he was actually really fucking funny too *****

Big Jazza 113 days ago

Exceptionally weird and wonderful performance from Broccan. At the end, your head is swimming with word pictures and surreal thoughts after some energetic, and at times dazzling, redemptions. It’s down to earth and in outer space and your inner space is left reeling. Broccan has grown as a performer from the last time we saw him in the Durham Revue two years ago and he comfortable interacting with the audience and with bits of stand-up between his poetry. Go and see this show: you will not be disappointed but you may emerge disorientated !

Will Hartrey 114 days ago

Absolutely hysterical 1 hour show, I was a little apprehensive at the "spoken word" aspect, but Broccan's charasma and genuinely hilarious material had us in stiches.

Been to the fringe 5 times, this was hands down the best gig on the small scale of the venue I have seen. Incredible first performance, cant wait to see more. Couldnt recommend enough!

Eve Whitley 114 days ago

Hilarious performance from a very talented guy! Poetry, stories, anecdotes and books - it’s weird and wonderful. A fantastic performance!

Emma Smith 115 days ago

What an incredible performance. Delivered with ease and full of beautifully weird, original content. An hour of hilarious poetry, comedy and some very interesting dance moves to start!
I know we will be seeing Broććan in the spotlight even more in the years to come! Wish I could see it again!

Bryn Pickard 117 days ago

An extremely interesting hour that mixed poetry with comedy perfectly. This man has an incredible future ahead of him.

Dominic Berry 120 days ago

Magnificent. Expect to see more and more of this guy on both the stand-up and poetry circuits. Stunning spoken-word poetry; imaginative and never predictable - consistently inventive, interesting and proper funny. A genuine rising star of the scene.

Iain Bennett 126 days ago

This guy has a big future. 5 star performance. 5 star content.A must see show. Loved it.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

It takes a certain bravery, or innocence, to name your debut full-hour show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Don’t Bother. Potentially, it's opening up a collective noun of own goals: "Don't Bother Seeing This Show," being just the most easy critical cheap-shot. Except, when it comes to Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin's poetry,...

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