Second Helping: Two Dead Lovers, Dead Funny

Spoken Word (comedy, storytelling)

  • PBH's Free Fringe @ CC Blooms - CC Blooms
  • 16:15
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Kelli Dunham / PBH's Free Fringe
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Frank discussions of serious illness and death
Venue Age Restriction: Children permitted accompanied by an adult, Strictly 18+ after 21:00


Accidental enemy of Mother Teresa. Two-time widow before age 40. Victim of an exploding knee replacement. Nonbinary comedian Kelli Dunham (the former Sister Mercy) is learning the limits of DIY-A (Do It Yourself Alone) approach to life just how you'd expect from an ex-nun: the hard way. Part stand-up comedy, part sit-down tragedy with love and body fluids in the cracks in between.

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 3 steps into the bar and 15 steps down into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Ian 40 days ago

The blurb tells you everything about the show except that it's really, really good - and that it includes a free gift.

John Handscombe 42 days ago

I got a sort of preview at Queer Diaries and loved Kelli's storytelling, so went to see the full show. I thought "ah this will be perfect for my Catholic lesbian pal", then realised it featured stories that were likely to be massively triggering!! Oops. But I ran it past her and we decided to go, but sit near the door, just in case...

Kelli made this show such a safe space. We both loved it and were moved and laughed. I absolutely ADORE the fact that she's an accidental enemy of Mother Theresa, and loved the gentle storytelling where it was sometimes impossible to tell what was scripted and what wasn't.

There seems to be a real theme of grief and loss at this year's Fringe. Probably because that's exactly where we are as a planet right now. Yet the shows that tackled it best, like this one, also left me feeling hopeful and light and holding a cup of joy and optimism.

This is beautiful, kind and very, very funny.
I 100% recommend this wonderful show.
Donate generously xxx

Sara Lacey 43 days ago

An hour in Kelli’s company is an hour well worth investing in. Taking place in a comfortably air-conditioned space at CC Bloom, Greenside, allow yourself to travel on an extraordinary journey through Kelli’s life. It is a completely safe space that gives you time to laugh as well as reflect and finally leave with a sense of having learned something about yourself.

Jason Rich 44 days ago

Brilliantly told unbelievable but true story that will make you laugh out loud over and over and cry quietly once or twice … an honour to have had her story shared with me … and gifted not only chocolate but words of wisdom needed by over half the population … go see it … it will be one of the best things you’ll see and no need to thank me, I’m happy to help ;) (you’ll know what I mean after you see the show)

Aidan Goatley 45 days ago

This is well worth your time. I knew nothing about the show and I was charmed from word go by Kelli’s honest, funny and more importantly moving story about their experiences with grief, bad knees and surprisingly Mother Theresa.

It doesn’t seem like it would be a fun experience but their storytelling and natural wit left me wanting to hear more.
*please note this review was not influenced by the chocolate we were given at the start.

Samuels Davidson 51 days ago

There's a trillion shows, but please see this one, especially if you need something hopeful and funny in your day. It's not just about something silly mates, so don't come in expecting that, but I felt a little healed by it (don't tell my therapist) and also I laughed at shiite I thought no one could make funny.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

There are no professional reviews for this show.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.