Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Comedy (stand-up, international)

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  • 19:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Soho Theatre in association with Token Events
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Zoë has been on hiatus. Sort of. For the past six years, she’s been a terrible male comedian with a neckbeard called Dave, winning stacks of awards and tons of great reviews. Whatever. Now, she’s scraped off the neckbeard and is back... as herself. Winner: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 – Best Show. Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017 – Best Show. ‘Daring, high-wire comedy at its best’ ***** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Superb... punky and genuinely original' ***** (Mirror). ‘Coombs Marr is a master’ **** (Guardian). Co-creator of the hugely critically acclaimed Fringe hit Wild Bore.

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Enrico 154 days ago

Zoe bossy bottom (*****)
I don't generally like comedy shows, but this was AMAZING. Zoe won me over in 2 minutes, after which she could have said what ever she wanted and I would still have laughed: her energy is so great. Lots of very refreshing lesbian jokes, not something I am very familiar with... I found them hilarious. I hope I'll see more from her

Katherine 157 days ago

Such an enjoyable show, 5 stars for me! Ordered, planned madness that is hilarious! Also breaks the stand up genre a bit which is a refreshing break amongst other shows. Go to it and have fun!!

Jordan Green 160 days ago

Wow, this comedian has so much energy! Completely unique and brilliantly funny. Would definitely recommend. The first show we booked to see in Fringe and set the bar very high!

Phill Gillespie 166 days ago

Very funny, very clever and quite chaotic in equal measure! A triumphant return to Edinburgh from a great talent.

Flo 167 days ago

Silly, smart, funny, disgusting, meticulous, annoying and self-aware. Don't miss Coombs-Marr's incredible 5 minute set which somehow lasts for an hour.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 149 days ago

Pure stand-up, with some clever bits.

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The List (4/5 stars) 152 days ago

An enjoyable meta hour which keeps toxicity in its sights...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 153 days ago

After her drag act alter-ego Dave brought acclaim and awards for its unsparing skewering of toxic masculinity, Zoë Coombs Marr declares that she's left the political satire behind, favouring a few fisting jokes instead. Condescending towards the heterosexuals in her crowd, she's pandering only insofar as she's apprising straights of...

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The Herald [paywall] (5/5 stars) 155 days ago

If there was a comedic equivalent of the Magic Circle then Zoe Coombs Marr would surely be drummed out of it. Her brilliant new show, Bossy Bottom deliciously and deliberately reveals all the tricks of the trade. For the first time in seven years the Australian absurdist has severed all...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 155 days ago

Trigger Warning was the bonkers brainchild of a comedian fed up with the tribulations of being a woman in comedy. She toured as a bloke called Dave for a few years which, as she puts it, "did wonders" for her career. This time around, she claims she will do "a...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 157 days ago

For the past six years, Zoë Coombs Marr has hidden behind a character – a neckbeard-wearing, chauvinistic idiot called Dave. It was a wildly successful comic creation, but I’m glad the Australian has set Dave aside: her return to performing as herself is a comic triumph.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 157 days ago

The callback, the double punch-line, the plant – there's usually at least one element of a comedy set that you're aware you must keep secret in your write-up. By that token, Zoë Coombs Marr's new show, Bossy B...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 158 days ago

Zoë Coombs Marr is back from her self imposed hiatus of six years, spending the time as a male comedian in a neck-brace called Dave. Her show Bossy Bottom sees her return to the Fringe for the first time since the Comedy Award-nominated Trigger Warning in 2016. Marr promises to...

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