HARRY & CHRIS EMBARK ON UK TOUR WITH HIT SHOW ‘THIS ONE’S FOR THE ALIENS’ FOLLOWING SELL-OUT FRINGE RUN

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★★★★ The Scotsman. ★★★★ Chortle, ★★★★★ Sunday Post, ★★★★ Fest, ★★★★ Three Weeks, ★★★★★ Broadway Baby, ★★★★★The Upcoming, ★★★★★ Just For Culture, ★★★★★Fringe Guru, ★★★★ Scots Gay, ★★★★★ Deadline News, ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

 This infectiously fun, dazzling creative show ought to linger long with you through sheer hummability alone
The Scotsman, Jay Richardson ★★★★

Something this exciting and entertaining is simply a thrill to watch. Laughter, cheers and applause rang out continually
Chortle, Jack Boyle ★★★★

Comedy-Rap-Jazz duo and Guardian Pick of the Fringe and Telegraph Best Jokes of the Fringe 2019  Harry & Chris embark on their third nationwide tour following their fourth sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe  with their latest blend of award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy. Their fourth show This One’s For the Aliens will be performed across the UK from 3rd national tour from 26th September to 21st December.  Tickets can be found at harryandchris.com.

In an era where life on Mars is looking increasingly likely, Harry Baker and Chris Read have set up their very own PR agency to take on the mammoth challenge of spinning planet earth to the rest of the universe. Reaching out to our extra-terrestrial fellows, they want to unite people from all walks of life and take down the political and cultural borders that alienate and divide. We’re all aliens in one way or another and the nation’s favourite comedy-rap-jazz duo are ready to spread the love of inter-stellar proportions.

Together the pair have generated a devoted following with their family friendly, feel-good songs which have been featured on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), and heard on BBC Radio 2’s Live From the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show. Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, Harry and Chris performed their debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 which they’ve since toured across the UK, earning them a Leicester Comedy Festival Award nomination in 2016, followed by two further shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and 2018 which performed to sold-out audiences and went on to tour the UK, while in the U.S. they recently featured on NBC’s flagship comedy entertainment show Bring The Funny with Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Seales and Jeff Foxworthy. The Hook created a music video for their World Cup Song which was released in June 2018, and the pair performed their first joint TedX talkFinding Joy Through Comedy-Rap-Jazz’ in July 2018, which was followed by their TEDxExeter talk ‘Songs of Hope for the Planet’, released in June 2019.

World Poetry Slam Champion, performance poet (and maths student) Harry Baker’s poem about prime numbers has been shared on TED.com and has been translated into 21 different languages with a combined viewership of over 5 million along with his other 5 TEDx talks. Harry has been acclaimed for his blistering wordplay (★★★★★ Three Weeks) “with not one syllable out of place” (★★★★★ Wee Review) which seen him coined as ‘a champion’ by Ed Sheeran‘a show stealer’ by Scroobius Pip and Scott Mills described a performance on his BBC Radio 1 show as ‘the greatest thing I’ve ever seen’. Harry’s debut anthology, The Sunshine Kid was published with Burning Eye in 2014 and a subsequent show of the same name was voted Best Spoken Word show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Harry sold out his latest solo comedy show “I am 10,000” throughout the 2019 Fringe Festival Fringe to rave reviews.

Acclaimed musician Chris Read (Brilliant Evening Standard) is hailed as an ‘up-and-coming talent’ (All About Jazz) on the UK music scene and performs regularly around the country, as well as overseas at venues including the Lincoln Centre in New York and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He’s released multiple EPs and a full-length jazz album, and is currently composing and songwriting for a television musical (to be announced). Chris performed a musical comedy solo show through the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to sell-out audiences.

WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT THIS ONES FOR THE ALIENS:

 “Harry and Chris have their act locked down so tight that even their failures are turned to triumphs”
The Scotsman, Jay Richardson ★★★★

 “something this exciting and entertaining is simply a thrill to watch.. This One Is For The Aliens is a crisp, clean, engaging, entertaining but most importantly, a funny show”
Chortle, Jack Boyle ★★★★

“One thing’s for sure, with Harry and Chris at the helm this planet is in safe hands”
Broadway Baby, Kate Nora ★★★★★

 “Harry Baker displays his lexical prowess through the medium of rap, his verbal dexterity clear from the offset, while Chris Read offsets his rhythmic lyrics with musical accompaniment and smooth vocals”
The Upcoming, Rosamund Kelby ★★★★★

 “The duo’s best show yet”
Sunday Post, Ross Crae ★★★★★

 “Their show is unique, intelligent and very entertaining, that does indeed enlighten the soul”
Deadline News, Joy Hadden ★★★★★

 

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE
SEP 26 THU Redgrave Theatre Bristol, United Kingdom
OCT 4 FRI Lincoln Performing Arts Centre Lincoln, United Kingdom
OCT 10 THU The North Wall Theatre Oxford, United Kingdom
OCT 16 WED The Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, United Kingdom
OCT 17 THU Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth, United Kingdom
OCT 22 TUE The Hawth Crawley Crawley, United Kingdom
OCT 24 THU Chorley Little Theatre Chorley, United Kingdom
OCT 25 FRI The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, United Kingdom
OCT 26 SAT The Stand Comedy Club Glasgow, United Kingdom
OCT 27 SUN The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
OCT 29 TUE Dorking Halls Dorking, United Kingdom
NOV 1 FRI Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Stamford, United Kingdom
NOV 3 SUN Swindon Arts Centre Swindon, United Kingdom
NOV 10 SUN Hull City Hall Hull, United Kingdom
NOV 21 THU Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea, United Kingdom
NOV 22 FRI Brighthelm Centre Brighton, United Kingdom
NOV 23 SAT Norden Farm Maidenhead, United Kingdom
NOV 28 THU Glee Club Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom
NOV 30 SAT Gulbenkian Canterbury, United Kingdom
DEC 1 SUN Frog and Bucket Comedy Club Manchester, United Kingdom
DEC 3 TUE Cambridge Junction Cambridge, United Kingdom
DEC 8 SUN Exeter Phoenix Exeter, United Kingdom
DEC 20 FRI Leicester Square Theatre London, United Kingdom
DEC 21 SAT Leicester Square Theatre London, United Kingdom

 

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