“I think the job of comedians is to challenge the mainstream narrative, not reinforce it.”
WHO: Konstantin Kisin, Comedian
WHAT: “Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and “wokeness” in his debut show. Full of strong gags, tales of rags-to-riches, back-to-rags (as the son of a former oligarch) and razor-sharp observations about the world, Kisin’s comedy walks the line between offence and humour as he tears into the sacred myths of modern society. Directed by Jonathan Pie with co-writer Andrew Doyle, the show is guaranteed to entertain and ruffle feathers in equal measure.”
WHERE: Gilded Balloon Teviot – Wee Room (Venue 14)
WHEN: 19:00 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It’s my debut hour but I’ve been a couple of times before to do shorter shows and I lived in Edinburgh for many years.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
I made international headlines when I refused to sign a “behavioural agreement form” for a gig at a London university.
Tell us about your show.
The show is called Orwell That Ends Well and it’s about the eroding freedom of expression in the UK. I think the job of comedians is to challenge the mainstream narrative, not reinforce it so it’s a show that will make you laugh, think and sometimes it might even piss you off.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Chris McGlade – you’ve never seen a comedian like him.
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