Shazia Mirza + Adham Fisher: Bear Funny Edinburgh Comedy Previews

Aug 03 2016 20:30 - 22:30

The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, N4 1BY London

***Check out our Comedy Pizza Special: £8.50

One show ticket + any pizza on the Finsbury's menu AND a glass of house wine.***

In the summer, we rip up the format for our weekly show to welcome two pro comics testing work in progress for August Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You can pick up pizza before the show starts at 8.30pm, we finish by 10.30pm, perfect for a school night. The setting remains the Finsbury's lovely live room, so you can also enjoy cocktails, craft beers and handmade pizzas. TONIGHT's WORK IN PROGRESS ARE.....

SHAZIA MIRZA: The Kardashians Made Me Do It

As seen on The Jonathan Ross Show, Loose Women and The Late Late Show, Shazia Mirza performs her acclaimed show The Kardashians Made Me Do It for 10 nights only. This show is a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and jihadi brides. It explores the dangers of politically correct liberalism versus the sinister and terrifying intrusion of ISIS into the lives of young British-Asian women.


ADHAM FISHER: EXTREME COMMUTER

Adham Fisher. Guinness World Record seeker. International transit racer. Railway station DJ.

These are just some of the things he has been termed and termed himself, and they all have something to do with public transport. But Adham is not your average commuter. He travels to every station, street and stop on transport networks across the world in the fastest possible time.
An extreme commuter is defined as someone whose journey between home and work lasts 90 minutes or more each way. Adham defines himself as one because what he does is the closest he gets to “work”, “a proper job”, or “having a routine”.

He treats these ideals with disdain, and instead spends days, weeks, even months planning the fastest way to go around a particular transport network. The old-school way, all with maps and timetables – none of that travelling salesman fancy computer program nonsense. Then he goes to the place, executes the plan, receives coverage by media which clearly has nothing else on which to report, perhaps becomes vaguely famous for one day, goes home, mission accomplished. That is how boring and pointless his life is. But he hasn’t cared what anyone has thought of him since 21 September 1997. Ask him about that date at your peril. And when he isn’t doing that he spends the days playing Geoguessr, looking at Google Maps and fantasising about crossing the Afghanistan-China border to gain and lose three-and-a-half hours of time.

Come and learn why he does this, the bizarre ways in which he captures international media attention and the notable characters he meets just by riding transport. Then imagine spending 18 hours on different trains and buses. He’d do it every day if he could. You will never complain about your commute again.

NB - Line up is subject to change and sometimes may be outside of our control. We are unable to offer refunds if you have specifically come to see one act on the bill, who does not perform come the close of the event. However, we would be happy to offer you another ticket to another Bear Funny show on us, should that rare event occur.

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