Buddhism And Cats - The Organ Grinder: Loughborough. Simon Caine

May 30 2016 19:30 - 21:30

The Organ Grinder, 4 Wood Gate, LE11 2TY Loughborough

Simon Caine is 28-years-old. As a result, everyone is under the impression he’s an adult, but he feels closer 16. He is unsure of his place in life, he’s easily confused by the world around him and suffers with a daily existential crisis.

This year Simon lost two grandparents to cancer, then moved out from under his parents' roof for good (he hopes). He moved in with a super-slick, calm and collected flatmate (in other words he got a cat). Join him for an hour(ish) of hilarity (maybe) about having a girlfriend (honestly), yoga, meditation, depression, death, suicide & how real life cats aren't what Youtube makes them out to be.

If you got your idea of adulthood from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. but reality hasn't lived up to the expectation, if you live more in your head than in the moment and if you feel connected online and profoundly disconnected from people offline, then this is the show for you.

About the performer

Simon Caine has been performing stand up for over 5 years. He’s done over 700 gigs and taken part in 2 Edinburgh Fringe shows. This will be his second solo show.

Most recently Simon has got to the final of the Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2014. He’s also come close (but failed to win) Reading New Act Competition 2012 (finalist), the Comedy Store Gong Show (2 times finalist), You Must Be Joking 2011 (finalist) and the Reading New Act Competition 2011 (runner up).

Quotes from other comedians / writers -


  • “That was awesome. I liked it… I don’t know why. But it was great. I’ll have you back” – Mike Manera (Piccadilly Comedy Club, 2016)
  • “What you’re doing is great… the problem is nobody understands it.” – Iain Coyle (Dave TV Comedy Commissioner, 2016)
  • “Really glad I got to see that. It was a really great set. You’re taking real and personal things and making them funny which isn’t easy to do. One of the two stand out sets of the night… and amazing crowd control” – Geoff Whiting (Mirth Control – 2016)


  • “The Martin Luther King Jr of comedy.” – Broadway Baby, 2015
  • “This is one of the few comedians to make me howl with laughter this year…” – comedian Adam Bloom (2015)


  • “One of the best things I’ve seen this fringe. Charming, endearing and honest comedy which is genuinely funny – and family friendly too!” – Comedian Tom Appleton (2014).
  • “delicious witticisms” – Eric Heisserer (film director and screenwriter, 2014)
  • “It’s hard to tell when you’re joking and when you’re being serious” – Adam Kay from Amateur Transplants (2014)
  • “Keep an eye on what Simon does because in 3 years time everybody else will be trying to do it.” – Stu Goldsmith (2014)
  • “sharp writing” – Julia Chamberlain, Chortle (2014)

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