Award-winning comedian off telly and radio dabbles in the occult.
What happens when you invoke Mercury, trickster god of the spoken word?:
A show that’s ‘absolutely hilarious’ (Neil Gaiman).
Highly anticipated return of a Fringe favourite. Off Buzzcocks, Saxondale and his own BBC Radio 4 show Pharmacist Baffler. ***** (ScotsGay.co.uk).
‘Those of you expecting actual magick will be disappointed. What you will get is high-energy song, one-liners, tales of O’Neill’s discovery and use of black magick (spoiler alert, heavy on the power of incantation and no blood sacrifice mentioned), some great flights of fancy about new proverbs, the first ever knock-knock joke, and a recursive Oscar Wilde gag, as well as a repeated cry of “we must cage them!” (first made by Boudicca in the Iceni). Go figure. As always, O’Neill is much more intellectual than he seems. While tales of Hermes helping to write his show and contacting the Moon Goddess on Parliament Hill might sound strange, you are left pondering the power of the incantation and rethinking the way jokes work. This is a strange broth of a show, with little bits of many things bubbling away in there, but it is highly enjoyable.” The Scotsman
Headline JEREMEY O’DONNELL
“Lighting fast” Evening Standard
“Excellent observational comedy” London Live 94.9fm
“Excellent MC” Time Out
As an act or compere, Jeremy mixes sharp one liners with friendly story telling and sparkling off the cuff wit. His cheeky smile and friendly nature have endeared him to audiences all over Britain and as far a field as Berlin, Bahrain, Paris and Zurich
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Finding himself still alive, having failed to die from small pox, pancreatic cancer, or liver failure, The Hayseed Dixie frontman brings a new show for 2018 that draws from the last 18 years on the road.
Featuring songs and stories spanning the career of Hayseed Dixie and John’s solo records the show is by turns humorous, irreverent, sardonic and absurd – just like life on the road.
John’s playing a plugged in electric guitar and is joined by percussionist Pete Robbins, so this ain’t no soul searching shoe gazing evening.
Come drink a few beers with them and rock your face off.
As the largest venue in the fleet, The Portland Arms will be hosting our headline act Tanyalee Davis (Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg and The John Bishop Show) as well as hilarious supporting acts Jenny Collier, Rahul Kohli, Matt Price, Russell Hicks to name but a few.
All shows are free entry with donations encouraged. We will be setting up an eventbrite page so you can reserve your free tickets.
Check our facebook page for updates to the line up: https://www.facebook.com/FringeCambridge/
Mishka Shubaly is a storyteller, best-selling author, shipwreck survivor, sober alcoholic, and Doug Stanhope’s favorite singer-songwriter. His raunchy, unapologetic, so-bleak-they-are-funny songs have won him a devoted following around the world. His fans include Johnny Depp, Mark Lanegan, and Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). The Guardian describes his voice as “one part rusty-nail-studded tarmac to one part engine-oil-stained sandpaper.” His newest record ‘When We Were Animals’ featuring a duet with Cait O’Riordan of The Pogues is out June 2nd.