Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus - Top Deck
  • 21:10
  • Aug 25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Laura Davis
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    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


Dark, bold and razor sharp, Australian comedian Laura Davis is internationally critically acclaimed as one of the most unique comedic voices around. Unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious, this is her brand new hour. 'A different kind of provocative... smart, challenging, ambitious, playful and funny' ( 'An hour with Laura Davis leaves you uplifted, somewhat bewildered, and utterly amazed by such blistering talent' (Time Out).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Its the top deck of a bus
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Ruthie 90 days ago

Saw Laura last year and she was so good that she was the first act we looked up for 2019. She did not disappoint. Laura is genuine, sweet, frank and hilarious. Some of her jokes deserve to be the joke of the Fringe, no spoilers but there's one on dating that is so funny I nearly fell off my chair.

Mal 90 days ago

After being so impressed by Laura performing under a sheet last year there was no way I was going to miss this year's show. It was much more intimate this year in the confines of the top deck of a bus but the hour simply flew by as Laura delivered her unique and very funny perspective on life. Definitely one of the Fringe comedy shows not to miss.

Sally 92 days ago

Fave thing of the Fringe last year, fave thing so far this year too. I am dead happy that Laura Davis exists and shares what goes on in her head with us. Loopy and humane in ample measure. Expect to be told the truth, from the bits you forgot since childhood to the bits you're working up to facing as an adult.

Philip Alexander 93 days ago

Outstanding! Laura Davis had one of the most impressive, confident openings to her show that I have seen this Fringe & she just got better & better from there. It may be impossible not to like her.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 78 days ago

I love the way this London based Australian comic tells a story. ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 81 days ago

Australian comedian Laura Davis has some very niche and endearing enthusiasms. Bus journeys fill her with childlike joy, for example, and she is a member of no less than 150 Facebook groups dedicated to moth identification. Her show at this year’s Fringe, Better Dead Than a Coward explores both of...

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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 81 days ago

Those willing to sample this bizarrely joyful and intense hour of entertainment will come away uplifted and hopefully having let some of Davis’ appreciation and enthusiasm for the little things rub off.

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The F Word 89 days ago

Davis has a confidence about her that lends itself to theatrical poise, as in many of the best comics. Yet one of the other things about Davis is she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She commands an audience, yes, but she gives the appearance that she knows not how or why, which leads to her unique delivery and expertise.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Laura Davis is a refreshing comic with a wide array of topics, and takes on day to day life, that you definitely haven’t heard before, but, trust me, you want to now....

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 90 days ago

Laura Davis could almost be performing site-specific  stand-up on Bob’s Blundabus, given that her story takes place during a journey on the top deck. Plus the ad-hoc intimacy of this peculiarly Fringe venue suits the shared-confidence style of her comedy. ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Strong thoughtful hour from a natural comedian...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

When this outlandish Australian first performed in Edinburgh, she was booked into one of Underbelly's lifeless, repurposed university venues. This year, we find her on the top deck of a stationary bus – the space and its pay-what-you-want business model proving a far more sympathetic fit for the comic. Better...

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