Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Big Boys, comedian and writer Jack Rooke and character comic Jon Pointing, are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe with a silly lil’ mixed-bill comedy-cabaret!
For the final week of the Fringe, they’ve gathered their good pals from the worlds of comedy, cabaret and Costa Coffee (Waverley Station branch) and some brilliant comics from the smash-hit series, all to perform a late-night, chilled, fun hour just for you, then we’ll all go get a crepe after.
Jack Rooke is an award-winning comedy writer-performer and presenter. As well as creating, writing and narrating his semi-autobiographical comedy-drama Big Boys, he has earnt widespread acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows Good Grief, which was also developed by BBC Comedy for Radio 4, Happy Hour, which he adapted for his first book Cheer The F**k Up (Penguin UK), and Love Letters, which inspired his debut short film The Dawn Of A New Gay. As a broadcaster Jack has made numerous documentaries, with his debut BBC Three series, Happy Man, being nominated for Best Factual TV Show in the I Talk Telly Awards 2017.
Jon Pointing is an actor, writer and comedian, currently co-starring in Big Boys as Danny. His 2017 debut show ‘Act Natural’, a character comedy tour-de-force, ran at the Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim, and he won the Best Character Comedy Act at the WhatsOnStage Comedy Awards 2017. In 2019 he created and starred in the miniseries Hunter as part of BBC Three’s Comedy Threesomes. Jon has featured in hit sitcom Starstruck (BBC Three), and starred in BBC Three’s Pls Like and ITV2’s Plebs.
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Time: 23:00 Run Time: 60mins
Dates: 23rd – 27th August
Age limit: 16+
Tickets: £11 (£10 with concession): 23, 24, 25 £12 (£11 with concession) 26, 27