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One Night Stand Baby


One Night Stand Baby

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Loft: AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 15:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

One Night Stand Baby

With the name of two Viking Gods but the look of a Christian boy scout, Norwegian comedian Thor Odin Stenhaug brings you One Night Stand Baby. A show about life drawings, love and having to introduce your mum to your dad.

One of the UK’s most exciting new comedians, Norwegian born Thor Stenhaug (British Comedian of the Year shortlist) finished sold out runs of his past three Edinburgh shows. Thor Stenhaug is a Norwegian comedian based in London. He regularly performs in some of the biggest comedy clubs across the UK. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 he played in sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. North West End called him 'The gem of the free fringe' and Scottish Field said 'Catch him before panel shows beckon'. 'Heart-warming and hilariously self-aware stand up' **** EdFringe Review

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 21, 2023    Broadway Baby

Thor Stenhaug’s Grateful For The Opportunity is a brief overview of his life in Norway and the United Kingdom as he comments on his relationships and the culture shock that he has experienced in this country.

Stenhaug dissects the cultural differences and living standards between the UK and Norway, remarking upon them with the occasional mock outrage and playing the part of someone acclimatising to the country. In this way, he takes a step back and analyses the UK cultural and social context whilst poking fun at inconsistencies and ridiculous experiences that he has had in both countries that encapture the cultural zeitgeist of the time. Throughout the show he compares life in the UK and Norway, constantly rehashing the numerous differences between the two and making fun of the difference in living conditions and standards within the two countries. He plays it quite safe with his material, and although he does share a couple of embarrassing stories, he doesn’t reach too far outside of his comfort zone for inspiration. Taking on a deprecatory tone, Stenhaug very much follows the ‘write what you know,” maxim in his comedy show. The segues between bits need a little work, as the material doesn’t always connect together. It’s held together by the appearance of an introduction to who he is, but doesn’t always flow together as a cohesive narrative.

Grateful For The Opportunity is a measured comedy show that is suitably entertaining as we laugh at the difference between Norway and the UK that Stenhaug light-heartedly mocks in an altogether very real way. This show is a bit of much-needed light relief. Click Here For Review