Pierre Novellie: You're Expected to Care

Comedy (satire, stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beside
  • 19:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Pierre Novellie
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing themes and strong language.
  • 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

Description

Existing is exhausting. Endless empathy and engagement is expected of everyone. You've got to be aware of all the complicated, horrific things in the world, don't you? Even if they're absolutely nothing to do with you? The only thing worse than trying is not trying, and vice-versa. Watch award-winning, five-star comedian Pierre Novellie bring some intellectual levity to various absolutely appalling subjects. This is a 'rather laugh than cry' show, not a 'laugh then cry' show. 'Brutally funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Hilarious' (Times). 'A stand-up masterclass' (List).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard on far right. Entrance via gentle ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Radio HA-HA (5/5 stars) 104 days ago

Novellie has a naturally suave and confident take in his performance, regardless of the topic. It could be observations on Britain’s obsession with wet food, pornography titles, or the unexpected editorial position within Daesh; wearing a velvet blazer or not, Novellie seems like the kind of comedian who will approach any topic with a level of class.

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The List (4/5 stars) 105 days ago

Unique and authoritative stand-up that isn't afraid to offend...

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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

For those wanting effortless and intelligent satire with no bells or whistles, look no further than Pierre Novellie.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 115 days ago

It is fair to say that Novellie is a commanding presence as he takes to his stage. Originally from South Africa by way of the Isle of Man, he wastes no time in starting off with a discourse on the … Read More ...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 121 days ago

Pierre Novellie exudes an air of understated prestige. He talks calmly but with authority, selecting just a few subjects which he takes apart forensically from several angles.   ...

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