JONNY & THE BAPTISTS SPREAD THE LOVE AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2019 AHEAD OF NATIONWIDE TOUR

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★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★  What’s On Stage ★★★★★ Three Weeks  ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★★  British Theatre Guide ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Exuent

Multi-award nominated musical-activist-comedians Jonny & The Baptists return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards before embarking on a 33 date UK tour this Autumn. Their latest concoction of politically charged, raucous acoustic mayhem will be performed at Assembly Roxy, Upstairs from 1st – 25th August at 7pm.

Jonny & The Baptists (Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers) love everyone and want to make a world that no longer communicates through cruelty and unkindness. But is that possible without giving up your politics and your principles? The musical comedy duo’s 6th show hopes to cross the divide and bring people together the only way they know how, with musical brilliance and thought-provoking lyrics. Their unique brand of silly, satirical songs and comedy-rock anthems will explore themes of tribalism, privilege, and knowing when to admit you’re wrong.

The musical satirists are regularly featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show as well as regular appearances on The Infinite Monkey Cage, Live From Television Centre and Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4). They have supported Mark Thomas on tour and appeared at major festivals including Latitude, Kaleidoscope, and Greenbelt, while their single Farage topped the iTunes comedy chart.

WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT JONNY & THE BAPTISTS

Politically energised, raucously silly…broad, daft and punchy
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

Wickedly amusing
★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

Superbly crafted
★ ★ ★ ★ Metro

Top 10 UK Comedy Talents: Uproarious rock’n’ ROFL-ing… the melodies are as good as the punchlines
★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent on Sunday

Seriously funny
★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

It’s thought-provoking, lyrically brilliant fun of the highest order
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Exuent

Fieriness and heart… The enthusiasm, avidity and passion of the band radiate well after the gig has finished
★ ★ ★ ★ The List

Frank, fresh, funny – and something completely different, even a contemporary Flanders and Swann
★ ★ ★ ★  WhatsOnStage

Brilliant… The closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods
★ ★ ★ ★ Fest

The duo have built the perfect balance between hard-hitting satire and juvenile playfulness to convey their much appreciated comedy stylings surrounding this modern day topic
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Three Weeks

This lively show combining music and comedy is a real Edinburgh highlight
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  British Theatre Guide

Biting satire
★ ★ ★ ★ Edinburgh Reporter

A boisterous hour of toe-tappin, guitar-twangin, fiddle-playin high jinx
★ ★ ★ ★ Chortle

An hour of barn-stompingly good music mixed with some good ol’ social satire
★ ★ ★ ★ The Skinny

If you want satire that’s thoughtful and silly, that’s funny and tear jerking and utterly brilliant buy a ticket now. The world might be falling apart but at least Jonny and the Baptists are making the end a little more enjoyable
★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby

Frank, fresh, funny – and something completely different, even a contemporary Flanders & Swann
★ ★ ★ ★ What’s On Stage

LISTINGS INFORMATION:
Jonny & The Baptists – Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards
Venue: Assembly Roxy, Upstairs
Time: 7pm
Dates: 1st – 25th August (excl 12th and 19th)
Twitter: @Jonny_Baptists


AUTUMN TOUR DATES:

Friday 13-Sep-19 Liverpool Everyman
Thursday 19-Sep-19 Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre
Friday 20-Sep-19 Farnham, The Maltings
Saturday 21-Sep-19 Reading, South Street Arts
Sunday 22-Sep-19 Richmond Orange Tree
Tuesday 24-Sep-19 Colchester Arts Centre
Friday 27-Sep-19 Cambridge Junction
Saturday 28-Sep-19 Maidstone, Hazlitt Arts Centre
Friday 04-Oct-19 Cardigan, Small World
Saturday 05-Oct-19 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival
Tuesday 08-Oct-19 Stafford MET
Wednesday 09-Oct-19 Leicester, The Cookie
Friday 11-Oct-19 Eastleigh, The Point
Saturday 12-Oct-19 Norwich Playhouse
Thursday 17-Oct-19 Brighton, The Old Market
Friday 18-Oct-19 Oxford, Old Fire Station
Saturday 19-Oct-19 Havant, The Spring Arts
Wednesday 23-Oct-19 Exeter, Phoenix
Thursday 24-Oct-19 Bristol, Hen and Chicken
Friday 25-Oct-19 Cardiff Transport Club
Saturday 26-Oct-19 Corsham, Pound Arts Centre
Wednesday 30-Oct-19 Birmingham MAC
Thursday 31-Oct-19 Sheffield, Leadmill
Friday 01-Nov-19 Stockton, Arc
Saturday 02-Nov-19 Salford, The Lowry
Thursday 07-Nov-19 York, The Crescent
Friday 08-Nov-19 Lancaster, The Dukes
Saturday 09-Nov-19 Barnsley Civic
Tuesday 12-Nov-19 Newcastle, The Stand
Tuesday 19-Nov-19 Edinburgh, The Stand
Wednesday 20-Nov-19 Glasgow, The Stand
Sunday 08-Dec-19 Kings Place
Sunday 15-Dec-19 Kings Place

 

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