Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business. As spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, Fighting Talk. 'A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy' **** (Times).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main entrance to venue beside Arthur’s Bar. Level access via locked lift at rear of building arranged by staff at entrance or Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

KEITH GALLOIS 114 days ago

Really funny guy. Loved it.

Alastair McInnes 116 days ago

Ivo's confidence and ability continue to grow apace. He weaves anecdotes together seamlessly with great self-deprecation and wry observations. Highly recommended.

Philip Alexander 124 days ago

‪This is an excellent show from Ivo Graham. He’s the kind of comedian that, once you see him, you want to find everything else he’s ever done & consume it immediately.‬

Paul Harwood 126 days ago

Assured, quality comedy for a grown-up audience.

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

The only thing holding Ivo Graham back in previous shows was his own, well, restraint. The old Etonian (he never fails to mention it) has always been a fine joke writer and constructor of routines, with an identifiable, if familiar, persona – that of the Hugh Grant-alike awkward toff, dressing...

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The List (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Another strong hour of stand-up from everyone's favourite posh comic...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

  Ivo Graham is a reluctant posh twat, his body uneasily twisting under the burden of his school-granted privilege, which seems more of a curse than a benefit.  ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

For someone who has doubtless spent the last few months in the sleepless funk of new fatherhood, it’s understandable that Ivo Graham’s material is focussed almost exclusively around the birth of his daughter. He folds this family life into his material deftly. Even in an unpromising routine that strays close...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

Ivo’s show ‘The Game Of Life’ hilariously explores all the things I assume a man of his age (late twenties) has to experience.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

Ivo Graham‘s new show focuses on his attempts at coming to terms with fatherhood, allowing him to take the audience on a journey that encompasses both awkward discussions about whether finding change for the hospital car park is the most important priority during childbirth and the embarrassing situation of having...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

In short, this is an irresistibly funny hour of anecdotes and aperçus, at once high-status and confessional, from a fellow who suddenly has "star in the making" coming off him like steam.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Stand-up comedy as it should be done. For the uninitiated, Ivo Graham is instantly likeable, a 30-something with a wry, gently self-deprecating sense of humour. This is Graham’s sixth fringe and it shows – especially when he goes off piste with audience interactions. He easily holds the audience in the...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 124 days ago

Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”. The Ivo of Fringe 2019 is still glowing with new fatherhood, bringing a show about adapting to a new stage in life while still peppering in all the usual Graham patter. Knowingly or not, Ivo seems...

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The Times [paywall] (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

How does a comedian who’s made his name as a kind of brainiac manchild cope when life gets real on him? Well, there are hints — no more — in Ivo Graham’s new show, The Game of Life, that being a touring comedian and a new father at the age...

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