Bedfringe 13 Launch Party! Featuring SK Shlomo
Monday, 15 July- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£13.00
Welcome to the 13th Bedford Festival Fringe Launch Party! As we are running a two week festival we thought we should go back to how things used to get done by starting the festival with a night of comedy, magic & live music.
This year’s show will be MC’d by Bedford Castle Comedy legend Paul Revill (“Steals the show” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS, “Likability and charm assure the audience they are in safe hands” CHORTLE).
The line-up includes Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC’s Flat TV, Horrible Histories and Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Naz has appeared on Live at the Electric (BBC Three), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Horrible Histories (CBBC) as a core cast member in the 7th series.
Next up is viral video star (last count, 23,352,103 views) and Bedford chap Tom Wild Esq who will be serenading us with various songs including the hit “I’ve Got No More F**ks To Give”.
Following him is Edinburgh Fringe legend Dave Alnwick (“completely awesome” ★★★★ THE SKINNY, “Jaw Dropper” ★★★★★ THREE WEEKS). Magician and Comedian Dave Alnwick has had thirteen full house Edinburgh Fringe Festival Shows, three National Tours and One TV Special.
Closing the show is the award-winning, recording-breaking beatboxer, producer and live-looper SK Shlomo (“Extraordinary… It’s a revelation” BILL BAILEY, “Slick theatrics and soulful vocal gymnastics” EVENING STANDARD)!
As Shlomo, he burst in to the mainstream collaborating with Björk and performed with famous fans from Damon Albarn, Lily Allen and Jarvis Cocker to Imogen Heap, Martha Wainwright and Rudimental. As the first ever World Looping Champion, he taught his friend Ed Sheeran some tricks.
It is a delight to have Shlomo close tonight’s show and launch the festival!
Suitable for ages: 16+ (some strong language)