Comedy (multimedia, sketch show)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - White Belly
  • 13:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Tepid Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


After Fringe hit Speechless, Cambridge Footlights Comrie and Dan present the hyperkinetic, garish and gothic Obsolete: a sinister tech company presentation, combining the Silicon Valley with the uncanny valley. The product? A grotesque machine where one can upload their consciousness to the internet and become anything, abandoning their body. It's Robin Williams meets the Matrix. It's Bo Burnham meets Black Mirror. It's Morecambe and Wise meets Blade Runner. Combining the madcap and the macabre, in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckerberg's testimony and the rise of virtual reality. When the body becomes obsolete, where do we stop?

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

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

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Anonymous 84 days ago

Fantastic show!! We’ve seen lots of shows over the last 3 days but all the family (Myself, Husband, 17 and 22 year old kids) voted this one of their favourites. So clever and really, really funny - well done! You deserve to be sold out daily!

Fringe Veteran 86 days ago

What a smart and funny show - these guys are hilarious! 100% recommend!

Sam Glass 87 days ago

Most original thing I've seen at the fringe, very funny, very clever, go see it!

Mike Hurst 88 days ago

Imaginative, insightful and hilarious. Great chemistry and timing, especially the bit where they........ A must see!

meg reidy 88 days ago

I was still giggling as I walked down the street afterward. SUCH a great show: abstract but completely accessible and inclusive of the audience. Wonderful energy and stage presence. 100% recommend!

Derek Allum 88 days ago

As Chortle already wrote: the techno thing is 'a device on which to hang various skits'. And the skits come off marvellously. Very funny, full of energy. Comrie and Dan, the straight man, are bouncing all over the stage, having a whale of a time, as is everyone in the audience. Don't miss it!

Julian Rowlett 96 days ago

Really great show. Saw them last year in Speechless so had to come back for more. Lively and just simply very funny and a lot of fun. Very strongly recommended.

Scott Hamilton 97 days ago

Just seen this. Brilliant performance! Innovative, energetic, and most of all very funny! Two wonderful performers - a great double act - would defo go see more!

Michael Colman 99 days ago

Absolutely class show with a unique and intriguing structure balancing between a strong narrative and hilarious sketches. The two frontmen play off each other fantastically well to produce an electric feeling onstage that lots of other acts I have seen at the Fringe could only aspire to. This is one of the funniest and most enjoyable shows I have seen in 3 years at the Fringe and I did not want it to end - if these chaps return next year you will see me there!

Ben Walters 100 days ago

5/5 - Funny, sharp and joyous.

‘Funny’ is a self-explanatory and generic complement, as is ‘sharp’, but ‘joyous’ is a complement I should expand on. This young duo really appear to revel in being on stage together. Their youthful wit, intelligence and energy are irresistible, and the writing and structure of the material is truly excellent.

It would be predictable (but not inaccurate) to say “I can’t wait to see what comes next”, but I would rather finish on; see them as soon as you can and enjoy one of the best shows at the fringe.

Paddy Roberts 101 days ago

A really great show, with two guys who work naturally well together to produce great comedy. This is a fantastic find on our festival itinerary and would recommend to all... if you love good laughs with some old school technology sounds !! This is for you. Enjoy... father (loud shirt) and sensible teenage son tour 2019.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 76 days ago

Dan Allum-Gruselle and Comrie Saville-Ferguson, Cambridge Footlights members and cynics through and through, have taken the Fringe as an opportunity to discuss the meaning of obsolescence in our modern world. Described as a combination of The Matrix, Black Mirror, and Blade Runner, Obsolete is an exploration of what technology brings – and...

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The List (4/5 stars) 80 days ago

A fresh take on the classic double-act from a very promising pair...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 88 days ago

Black Mirror as a student sketch show? Sure, why not… ...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

Only very brave performers would include five minutes of complete silence in the middle of their show, but this skilful duo pull it off in ‘Obsolete’, a sardonic and absurd take on technology. In a venue reminiscent of a nuclear bunker, the show has a disturbingly post-apocalyptic feel. It’s presented...

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