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


Multi-award nominated musical-activist-comedians Jonny & The Baptists have announced that they will embark on a nationwide tour with the brand-new show ‘Dance Like it Never Happened’ which they will perform throughout the UK from Saturday 26th March to Saturday 16th July 2022. Tickets are on sale and can be found at


In their most honest & personal show yet, Jonny & The Baptists (Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers) learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance through their trademark blend of silly, joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling. Finding meaning, humour and beauty in the hardest part of life, the musical duo’s 7th show is a show about grief and loss, but not how you’d expect. In 2019, Jonny and Paddy lost the election, their place in Europe, and a friend they loved more than life. This was followed by the year that was 2020, and with their decade long system of dealing with grief (ignoring it, drinking heavily, and making jokes) they finally broke.  ‘Dance Like It Never Happened’ is the funniest, most joyful and uplifting show you will ever see about feeling utterly bereaved.


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.


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

You’ll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy…. note perfect
★ ★ ★ ★  Metro 

Plenty of hilarious musical one-liners, using familiar tracks or lyrical structure to drop an impactful punchline as quick as you like
★ ★ ★ ★  Chortle 

Wickedly amusing
★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

Hilarious throughout and moving towards the end, Jonny & the Baptists will make you laugh until you cry and probably cry until you laugh, too. A must-see.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Sunday Post

Yes, the brilliant musical rabble rousers have certainly given up politics. If only the rest of the Fringe could give it up in this way, we might change the world sooner.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★   British Theatre Guide 

Seriously funny
★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These two individuals are incredibly talented in their own right; and together, they really do create magic
★ ★ ★ ★ ★    Radio Ha Ha 

Hilarious yet heart-wrenching… an absolute stormer
★ ★ ★ ★ ★    The Crumb ,

Anarchic, absurdist and downright silly in a whirlwind exposé of issues of the moment
Fringe Review


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