Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Comedy (performance art, true-life)

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  • Heroes @ Boteco - Basement
  • 18:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Joshua Ladgrove was Neal Portenza
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

Please note: this is not a comedy show. This is a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps accidentally booked during the Fringe. If you want to learn how to be the best bilge pump salesman or salesmanwoman, then this is the show for you. If you want to laugh at silly comedy, please go see one of those TV-based comedians everyone keeps talking about. I say again. This is not a comedy show; it’s a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps. Winner Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne.

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  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Emerald Catron 95 days ago

One of my favorite shows at the Fringe. Really great to see someone who has the courage of their convictions pull off such a great piece. A lesser salesman would lack the confidence to deliver, but this was by god the greatest bilge pump sales seminar I've ever attended.

Max Snorman 103 days ago

Totally brilliant. A friend recommended it to me and I'm so glad I took a punt on this. It's totally ludicrous and wonderful. At one point I laughed so hard I farted. If that's not enough to convince you to see this show then nothing will be.

Anne Thomson 106 days ago

It wouldn't be the Edinburgh Fringe without this amazing comic. A new guise, a new show, but still the hilarious madness, comedy genius. Escape Brexit and life issues - have an hour of belly laughs. Come to this exceptionally talented performer's show - you won't regret it.

Anonymous 107 days ago

Absolutely amazing show - the funniest thing I've seen so far! You come in expecting some weirdness based on the title but you are certainly unprepared for what's to come!

Andrew Payne 111 days ago

Outstanding - a comic genius - best show of the Fringe so far!

ewan law 112 days ago

A spectacular piece of absurd character comedy. Neal Portenza channels Alan Partridge, John Kearns and the film Hereditary to give one of the most engaging, commited performances I've seen in over 20 years of loving stand up.
Should be a nominee for this years Fringe awards.


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Plays To See (5/5 stars) 95 days ago

His enthusiastic commitment to the character is totally captivating and leaves a crowd of hunched over gigglers. I can confidently say this is the best seminar I’ve ever attended and I’ll be packing in the reviewing to devote more time to selling bilge pumps.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

Before you see Neal Portenza's latest offering, you should know that this is not a comedy show. This is a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps accidentally booked during the Fringe.  Neal Portenza's new character creation, Joshua Ladgrove, stars in Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 104 days ago

Comedian Josh Ladgrove is best known for his red beret doffing, lab coating wearing clowning creation Neal Portenza. Last year Ladgrove/Portenza claimed he was stepping away from comedy. This year he returns as Portenza portraying the character of Joshua Ladgrove, Australasia’s most successful bilge pump salesman. Who is of course...

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