“This is the perfect blend of caustic wit and sheer nonsense” ★★★★ The List
“[they] briefly appear to be a jolly musical double act, but tear that to pieces about two bars into the first, perfectly timed song” ★★★★ Steve Armstrong, Sunday Times
“these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next” ★★★★ Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo & Joan” Chortle
“one of the best hours you’re likely to see at this year’s Fringe” ★★★★★ Ross Crae, Sunday Post
It was announced today, that amidst the release of their first comedy special on Amazon Prime Video and performing a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including two extra shows at 3pm on Monday 19th and 7.30pm on Sunday 25th at Assembly Piccolo Tent, musical comedy duo Flo & Joan are set to embark on a UK tour of their brand new show Before the Screaming Starts from 28th October. Tickets are now on sale.
More information is available at floandjoan.com
This follows Flo & Joan appearing at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal at The Hasan Minhaj Gala and as part of the prestigious Brit(ish) lineup, as well as a hugely successful run at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
In January, the suspiciously unsimilar sisters Flo & Joan – whose songs have racked up over 50 million views online – watched the Bros documentary. Through the tension and arguments of estranged siblings Matt and Luke Goss, Flo & Joan glimpsed a possible future waiting for them; a lot of dog portraits, male pattern baldness and the occasional argument over the use of pyrotechnics. Despite this ominous foreshadowing, they are doing their best to ignore the warning signs with more waggish songs to parade about the place in their brand new show Before the Screaming Starts.
The success of their latest show follows a complete sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe which saw them add five extra shows and embark on their debut UK tour. Nicola and Rosie’s television and radio credits include Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and Fresh from the Fringe (BBC Radio 4), writing and performing two songs for Horrible Histories (CBBC) and they have also had an enormous viral hit online with their 2016 Song which was subsequently featured on websites including Comedy Central (where it was video of the day worldwide), A.V. Club, Glamour and Stylist.
Elsewhere the pair also wrote and starred in a series of adverts for Nationwide Building Society, with their video Sisters being rated YouTube’s most popular advert in January 2018, and have established a sell-out monthly residency hosted at London’s Brasserie Zedel. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 they were part of the Best of the Fest selections at Toronto and Montreal Sketchfests, also winning the Now Audience Choice Award in Toronto and their Canadian TV credits include CBC’s flagship comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes and a series of videos for CBC Online.
What the press has said about Flo & Joan
“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“endlessly charming, catchy, and bloody brilliant” Kayleigh Dray, Stylist
“sixty minutes of sisterly banter and wickedly funny songs.”★★★★★ West End Wilma
“an hour of very funny and clever musical comedy that had the total sell-out crowd in stiches and wanting way, way more.” ★★★★★ One4Review
FLO & JOAN UK TOUR DATES
|27-Nov-19||Milton Keynes, Stables|
|05-Feb-20||Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms|
|06-Feb-20||Leicester, The Curve|
|07-Feb-20||Leicester, The Curve|
|08-Feb-20||Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree|
|09-Feb-20||Edinburgh, The Stand|
|10-Feb-20||Glasgow, The Stand|
|11-Feb-20||Newcastle, The Stand|
|15-Feb-20||Chelmsford, Civic Theatre|
|21-Feb-20||Bradford, The Studio|
|22-Feb-20||Hull, Mortimer Suite|
|26-Feb-20||Corsham, Pound Art Centre|
|27-Feb-20||Corsham, Pound Art Centre|
|29-Feb-20||Southampton, Nuffield Theatre|
|02-Mar-20||Swindon, Art Centre|
|06-Mar-20||Maidenhead, Norden Farm|
|07-Mar-20||Maidenhead, Norden Farm|
|08-Mar-20||Lincoln, Engine Shed|
|13-Mar-20||Jersey Art Centre|
|14-Mar-20||Jersey Art Centre|
|20-Mar-20||Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre|
|29-Mar-20||Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms|
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lily Marriott at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222