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Pleasance Theatre Trust in association with United Agents presents
Chortle Award Winners 2010
IDIOTS OF ANTS
AS PART OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2011
Venue: Pleasance – Pleasance Forth (Venue 33)
Dates: 3rd to 29th August
Time: 8.30pm (9.30pm)
Box office: 0131 556 6550
“AS STRONG VISUALLY AS THEY ARE VERBALLY…RIOTOUSLY EXUBERANT…IF YOU WANT TO GUARANTEE PUTTING A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, IT’S HARD TO THINK OF A BETTER SHOW TO SEE” **** Telegraph
Edinburgh Comedy Award 2009 nominees and 2010 Chortle Award Winners, Idiots of Ants, are returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their fifth brand new full-length show.
“GREAT, ORIGINAL, FOCUSED COMEDY WRITING, PERFORMED BY A CONSUMMATELY TALENTED FOURSOME” ***** Scotsman
Are you searching for answers to all the big questions? Then look no further. This is the show that could lift you to a higher plain and change your life forever.
What’s small, pink and should never be juggled?
If an air guitar falls over in a forest does it make a sound?
And why is the Old West’s fiercest cowboy hearing voices in his head?
This is the only sketch show on the fringe performed entirely at gunpoint!
“VERY SLICK AND VERY FUNNY… MARVELOUS” ***** Time Out
Idiots of Ants are Andrew Spiers, James Wrighton, Elliott Tiney and Benjamin Wilson. Since forming in 2007 they have gone on to completely sell-out four Edinburgh shows and a London season as well as performing at comedy clubs and festivals across the UK.
Sketches made by Idiots of Ants in collaboration with BBC Comedy online and those filmed for their E4 Funny Cut pilot have attracted a staggeringly large Internet following. Their ‘Facebook in real life’ and ‘Wii Breakfast’ sketches have become two of the most viewed comedy sketches of all time on YouTube.
“I LAUGHED SO HARD THAT I HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DASH TO THE LOO”
Idiots of Ants sketches have been shown around the world on TV shows including The Today Show in the US and ChannelPlus in France and The Independent declared them to be one of the top five sketch groups in the UK. They were invited to appear at The Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival 2009 where they performed in the HBO British Gala alongside Jimmy Carr, Ross Noble and John Cleese who they also interviewed for YouTube.
They recently recorded their own series, Totally Gizmo, for the BBC.
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