The Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68) is very pleased to be an official venue of the Free Fringe 2010 and we have a full schedule of quality shows running daily in both The Speakeasy & The Ballroom throughout The Festival 2010, all of which you can enjoy completely free of charge.
The Speakeasy is a self contained function room with a licenced bar - Customers are also welcome to visit the main bar & restaurant. Shows will be seated.
Please read on for details of our shows in The Speakeasy, click here for our Free Fringe 2010 schedule in The Ballroom or visit the Free Fringe website for more details.
Speakeasy @ TVR from 12:05 - 13:00, Aug 9-11, 15-18 & 22-25
Andrew J Lederer
Andrew J. Lederer was as close to the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers as Old Town is to Leith. He heard and saw nothing. The true story of 9/11 from a New Yorker who was even, partly, kind of, paying attention. "Might just be creating great art." Richard Herring
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 13:15 - 14:10, August 9-16,18-27
Matt Tiller's Reasons Not to Kill... - FREE
…and other favourites including Don't Mix Your Personal Life With Your Online Security Needs, Virgin Pendolino Toilet Roll Dispenser - classic comic tunesmithery plus new nonsense. 'Hilarious' New Statesman,' 'deal of charisma.' Chortle www.tillerpop.com
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 14:25 - 15:25, August 9, 10, 12-17, 19-24, 26, 27
Who is Jean? Presents BEHIND THE TRUTH: MORE LIES
This is the controversially tame story of four quitters who refused to win! A four-faced sketch show following the scandalous stars of moving pictures and what happens when the pictures stop. N.B. They survive.
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 15:40 - 16:40, August 9-17
Success: A Success Story - Kieran & The Joes
Three-man double-act Kieran & The Joes show you how to win at everything forever. Success isn't just for winners. It's for you. "A comic gem... expect to have to pay or switch on your TV to catch them in the future" (The Scotsman) "Leave the audience permanently laughing" (Fest)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 15:40 - 16:40, August 18-27
The Comeback Convention - Fans Reunited
Character comedy. Three years ago there was only one TV drama worth talking about. It was bold, it was brilliant, it was cancelled. The cast haven't spoken since. Until now. "A comic gem" -The Scotsman
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 16:50 - 17:50, August 9-27
An Israeli and a Palestinian walk into a country...
Stand-up comics Yariv Perelmuter and Nidal Agha journey through the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict - without mediators or passports - to expose the comedy within the acrimony. Safe territory? Just don't mention the wall.
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 18:05 - 19:00, August 9-15, 17-22, 24-27
Mandy Muden - Sleight Of Tongue
Award winning magician Mandy Muden will be performing an hour of comedy and magic. 'The lovely Mandy updates magic with a campy bitchy comedy slant. She'll win you over in a flash' (Attitude Magazine). 'Superb' (Evening Standard).
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 18:05 - 19:00, August 23
Richard Dawkins Does Not Exist. And We Can Prove It.
Two comedians disprove the existence of Professor Richard Dawkins in his entirety using Pure Mathematics, some basic Science and a number of props. In 50 minutes.
Speakeasy @ TVR from 19:15 - 20:10, August 9, 10, 12-17, 19-27
Kabarett: Alternative Variety
Edinburgh-based purveyors of twisted cabaret return with an eclectic and twisted Cabaret showcase featuring burlesque, sideshow, comedy and music plus a look behind the cabaret with performer interviews and discussion. Returning to the Fringe after an outstanding run in 2009. 'Witty, punk edged and with a distinctive counter-culture edge' (Skinny)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 20:25 - 21:20, August 9-16, 18-27
The News At Kate 2010
Proper radical intense political comedy from the woman who does it best. Kate Smurthwaite returns to the Fringe with another hour dissecting the headlines and offering hilarious tales of activism from the front lines. "A powerhouse of observational wit" The Spectator. "Comedy that cuts through the crap" Three Weeks. Free!
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 21:35 - 22:35, August 9-11
Keen & Khan: Starstruck! - Free
Join award-winning comedian Helen Keen (her Fringe show 'It is Rocket Science!' launches as a BBC Radio 4 series this year) and real-life rocket scientist Dr Sophia Khan (at NASA she discovered three galaxies!) for a show about Everything In The Universe... www.helenkeen.com
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 21:35 - 22:35, August 12-27
Chris Cross is Escaping from Reality
Chris Cross is back bigger and badder after receiving a 'must see show' title from the Stage. He travels the world mixing stand-up comedy with crazy contortionism and escapology to create a unique, high-energy, one-man cabaret show
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 22:50 - 23:50, August 9-27
Rocket Comedy Club present 'The Night Before...'
Get the best of the fest at our one-stop stand-up shop. Rocketeers Sunna and Tony present a different line-up each night from our little black book of all the top stand-up acts! Strictly no time-wasters.