Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Comedy (interactive, talk)

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Description

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. It's like stand-up comedy – but philosophical. Every day a different line-up of the Fringe's top stand-up comedians join professional philosophers in trying to answer the big questions of philosophy, making philosophical arguments as well as doing jokes (although there are also plenty of jokes). Hosted by philosopher/comedian Charlie Duncan Saffrey, each show has a different philosophical theme, and a chance for you to join in the discussion. For full details of shows, themes and line-ups see www.standupphilosophy.net. Come along if you’re curious!

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  • Sight not needed
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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Franziska Wettstein 111 days ago

I think it's a good concept for a show. I hope it returns next year. I'll defeinitely see it again.

Rachael Bermingham 117 days ago

It’s hard to review this show as I guess it changes every day but we had a great version with three comedians we’d already seen doing individual pieces on philosophical questions like “what is highbrow/lowbrow”, “is a fake intrinsically less valuable than the original” etc. We really enjoyed having a different spin on comedy.

Justin 117 days ago

Definitely one of my highlights of the fringe. Engaging, hilarious and thought provoking if I could attend every day every show I would have done.

Went and bought an intro philsophy book due to this show!


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Squirrelcomedy.com 128 days ago

All quite fun and very interesting. I was amused that both guests had decided to wear all black clothing (apart from one pair of red socks) and had their sleeves rolled up to the elbows. They stood in front of a black background with no spotlight so most of the talk was of a disembodied head and two waving forearms. I’m not sure they had even realised this fascinating visual was going on until I pointed it out to them at the end.

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