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Ageing Folks Telling Jokes


Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

The Three Sisters

139 Cowgate
The Live Room: AUG 21-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

The Ageing Folks Are Back! After a sell-out run at the 2022 Fringe, your favourite comedians over 40 return to entertain you. We may be worn down by life, but we can't wait to stand in front of you again and regale you with our relatable tales. Assuming the dodgy knees don't give out and we can actually stand up. Yes, arthritis banter, menopause gags, rants about the kids - we've got all these and more. As long as we don't forget who we are and where we are. Never mind, eh, we can all have a laugh about it. It's only an hour, so you won't even need your Tena Pads. But bring them just in case you laugh until you...cry. I said, cry!

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 25, 2023    The Scotsman

Who knew the most glamorous stage on the Fringe is at the Three Sisters? If you want a warm, fun, relaxed and frequently very funny lunchtime show, then this would be it.

MC Mel Byrun is welcoming, friendly, funny and feels comfortably in charge of things. Must be to do with being a grown-up. Leslie Gold breaks new feminist ground with smart, pointed laundry and pocket-based inequalities. Surreal comedian Stylophobia is a revelation. He is utterly delightful, a lovely mix of cleverly inept and unexpectably strange. Yes there is Stylophone-playing involved. But there are also puns aplenty, farmyard impressions and an adorable Rock'n'Roll Rampage that wipes Jimi Hendrix from your memory.

Adam Reilly is a superbly laconic comic. And a receding ginger. Everyone in the room from the wrinklies, through a party of glamorous Horsham Girls, to a couple of fifteen year olds (and their parents) loved his wonderfully “balanced on a sexual razor edge” material. His crafting of each joke, whether a two-liner or longer is superb. I don't think anyone saw his mum's passport coming. Seriously impressive. And all you want to know about smart toilets you will hear from Sharon VS, who closes the hour.

I went to Ageing Folks Telling Jokes because the show I was supposed to see was not on. And this is the joy of the Free Fringes. I just popped in to the next one along and had a fantastic hour. Kate Copstick Click Here For Review