Stars of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, eminently silly sketch outfit WITTANK invite you into the charmingly warped world of The School; a deranged and archaic institution with a dizzying array of loveable eccentrics, diabolical lunatics and malevolent buffoons. So tuck your shirt in, sit up straight, keep off the grass, don’t answer back and enjoy the show. Welcome to boarding school.
KIERAN BOYD was a semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2009 and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2010. At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009 and 2010 he compered the stand-up showcase, Comedy Baby, 2011 saw KIERAN perform in stand-up show Don’t Mess and direct a sketch show from The Leeds Tealights. Last year he performed in the Fringe’s longest running comedy showcase, The Comedy Zone.
MARK COOPER-JONES, recently on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Chortle Best Newcomer 2012 nominee and Loaded Laftas runner-up 2011, (Sir), is an authoritative stand-up with a penchant for rules and ‘Countries and Capitals’ tests, mainly due to his past experience as a geography teacher.
NAZ OSMANOGLU, is known as Live at the Electric’s Spanish lothario ANTONIO, has been on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), was winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition 2009 and finalist in Edinburgh’s So You Think You’re Funny 2009.
What the press has said about WitTank:
“Consistently excellent and thoroughly enjoyable” ★★★★ Donnchadh O Conaill, Chortle
“Hilarious, superbly crafted sketches” Julian Hall, Independent
“This show is a definite must see” ★★★★★ Michael Park, British Comedy Guide
“A dazzling display of sketch genius…There isn’t a single down moment in WitTank’s exhilaratingly perfect set” ★★★★★ Carmody Wilson, The List
WitTank presents The School
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Above
Date: 3rd Aug – 25th Aug
Box Office: 0131 226 0000
For more information and press tickets, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:
Charlotte Davidson, Lottie Doran, Charlotte Lander or Dan Lloyd on: Edinburgh: 0131 527 1643 / London: 020 7598 7222
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