Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

Comedy (storytelling, true-life)

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This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from "experts" and thinks, ‘there must be a better way of communicating than this’. And it’s for anyone who has to talk in front of people and hates it. This show contains top tips on speaking and it’s packed with hilarious anecdotes from Jeremy’s twenty-odd-years as an international speaker. Some of them very odd. Writer and broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas is on a mission to make all public speaking more entertaining and engaging.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Alastair McInnes 148 days ago

A show-load of witty anecdotes interspersed with genuine tips for public speaking. You can laugh and learn at the same time.

Jon Baker 158 days ago

What Are You Talking About? is a sublimely funny and brilliant show. 2 days later I'm still giggling at the real life stories and anecdotes. It's also a great way to learn how to (and how not to) present/ speak in front of audiences (which we all need to do from time to time), while laughing at the things that have happened to Jeremy Nicholas on his journey through being a radio presenter to professional speaker and comedian.

Nathan Littleton 158 days ago

A fab hour filled with funny stories and even some lessons in speaking and presenting too. Jeremy is a living library of anecdotes from a fascinating career!

Susan J Mumford 159 days ago

Ever been maddened, bored or infuriated by ‘professional’ speakers? Tempted to get onto the stage yourself or up your own speaking game?

In ‘What Are You Talking About?’, Jeremy Nicholas provides laughter with prepared lines and quick quips to boot, not to mention leaving you with insight into the world of speaking that enlightens and entertains alike.

If you’re interested in the art of speaking and enjoy learning with laughter, this show is a must-see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.

Jo Baldwin-Trott 159 days ago

Jeremy's show last years' Fringe show was fantastic and this year's show equally brilliant.
Sharing some really useful tips for speaking as well as his hilarious stories of how things have gone wrong for him, Jeremy is as engaging as ever.

Ilja Grzeskowitz 160 days ago

Whether you are a professional speaker, or you are in a position where you need to present to corporate audiences on a regular basis...this show has "it" all. It´s funny, it´s entertaining and on top of that, you´ll learn a lot.

Big thanks to Jeremy Nicholas. I had a fantastic time at your show. Highly recommended.

Stuart Harris 160 days ago

Do you present for a living or have to sit through tedious presentations at work?

If so, this will be right up your street

Jeremy Nicholas casts a sideways glance at the world of Public Speaking & Corporate Presentations

It is jam packed with anecdotes from his career as an After Dinner Speaker & Conference MC

A lovely use of gentle humour - a show far from the madding crowd

Go see when you get a chance

Melanie N 161 days ago

Go to this show! It more than deserves its Fringe 4 star review! “What Are You Talking About?” manages to be clever, funny, engaging and inclusive! All in one hour.

Kathryn Bender 161 days ago

Jeremy welcomed us to his show personally and immediately put everyone at their ease so it felt like watching with friends. The show started with warm up exercises for us all and then followed through with great practical advice for speaking more confidently. Jeremy has a wealth of experience which he shared creatively and humorously. If you want to laugh out loud then come and see this talented, funny man.

Paul Watson 165 days ago

An absolutely fantastic show. I honestly wish that people with Jeremy's expertise had been included in my teacher training course 30 plus years ago ... I'd have avoided a lot of mistakes before realizing that teaching is just another form of stand up entertainment; to get the information across you HAVE to be interesting :) Thank you so much for being such a voice of reason and reassurance - after all this time in the 'public eye' (where I could have just sat there with a 'seen it, done it, got the T-shirt' attitude), I genuinely took a lot of excellent practice away (as well as aching sides - your audience participation is superb and makes everyone feel included). Hand on heart, this is the BEST talk on the subject I have EVER heard. Thank you again - really do wish it had been a bigger audience for you and that word spreads for packed out houses. Advice like yours could change lives :)

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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 156 days ago

This is a man who has won awards for public speaking. Not surprisingly, he brings to the stage a relaxed and nonchalant manner, and very quickly has his audience in the proverbial palm of his hand. He talks to us about a variety of approaches to presenting yourself. We are...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 159 days ago

Jeremy Nicholas, the BBC’s eleventh Jeremy, following long after Clarkson, Paxman and Vine, brings an entertaining and quirky spoken word show to this year’s Fringe as he lifts the curtain on the myths of speaking in public. Nicholas is a born raconteur and paces the stage confidently, as he treats...

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