Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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  • The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 - Stand 3
  • 13:30
  • Aug 23-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing. All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Join me inside my own head for an all-singing, all-dancing exploration of my f*cked-up brain. I'm going in sane, will I come out insane? All I know is it'll be proper funny alternative comedy, not some mediocre bag of shite mainstream middle-class virtue signalling pile of wank... Anyway, come, don't come, I'm past caring. 'As if the conjoined souls of Vic and Bob have been poured into the body of a tattooed Eric Morecambe' **** (Scotsman). ***** (Times). ***** (One4Review.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Stand 3 is accessible from the pavement with steps leading to a courtyard. The venue is situated in the basement part of the building. There are 15 steps in total with a 90 degree turn. Once inside the Stand 3 has a further 3 steps indoors before leading to the main space. Staff always available to help and assist access customers where appropriate.
  • 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.

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Richard Collier 4 days ago

It's nearly 20 years since I first saw Seymour bring his unique brand of psychological anarchy onto the stage to riotous comedic effect. He’s still going strong this year with possibly the best start to any show on the Fringe. I won’t describe it, but hats off to the staff at the Stand for giving full support to a ludicrously OTT entrance.

As ever, his stage looks like the Blue Peter store cupboard, filled with his cardboard creations (I always think of Bluebottle in the Goons). If the props were expertly built, it would be pointless as their ramshackle, child-like quality underscores the uncorrupted innocence of Seymour’s message. (When I say child-like, I don’t mean childish, I mean ‘for now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face’).

Hypocrisy is a strong theme in the show, where art produced by millionaires for millionaires sells for millions while art that reflects genuine suffering (by those who have genuinely suffered) is worthless, and TV millionaires make millions more presenting shows telling ordinary people to spend less. You can tell he is genuinely vexed by it.

There are moments with some comedians (Terry Alderton is another) where it’s troubling to laugh because there are clearly some real issues underpinning the jokes. This is dark stuff in fool’s pantaloons. When Seymour says the only place his depression can’t get him is on stage, he’s not kidding, but when he represents it with an actual fistfight between him and a giant sponge brain, you know you’re OK to laugh. If Depression is repressed anger, that would make a lot of sense, as he is, in the words of Bruce Banner, angry ALL the time…. but to great comic (and hopefully cathartic) effect.

There is genuinely no one like him. He is a kind soul and wonderful comedian. Highly recommended.


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One4Review (4/5 stars) 11 days ago

What a journey that would be! And how much fun! But if we can’t physically do as requested then the next best thing would be is to go to his show right? Too right....

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 13 days ago

Seymour Mace is My Name, Climb Up My Nose And Sit In My Brain, The Stand, Edinburgh * * * *...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 17 days ago

How ramshackle do you want your comedy? Seymour Mace begins his show reluctantly being dragged to the stage, begging not to be made to perform. The rest of his hour mines the tension between his conflicting needs of being in the limelight and managing the disruptive nature of his depression...

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