JOHN GORDILLO NEWS
Kevin Bridges will be making a return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only to co-host the Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care with Adam Hills at the Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August at 7:30pm, with an amazing line-up featuring Andrew Lawrence, Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Romesh Ranganathan, Hal Cruttenden, Tom Stade, Ivo Graham, Neil Delamere, Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Marlon Davis, Charlie Baker, Phill Jupitus, Des Clarke, Gary Delaney, Joe Wilkinson, Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty and Lee Nelson.
The show will be recorded for BBC Three as a two part Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live to go out in early September.
Tickets are on sale from The Edinburgh Playhouse at 10:00am on Monday 8th April.
Full details of all shows will shortly be available on our Edinburgh Festival page (tickets will go on general sale for most shows on the 9th May via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website) and include:
Josh Widdicombe‘s Incidentally… – Assembly, George Square Theatre
Wednesday 31st July – Thursday 15th August, 9:30pm
Marcus Brigstocke‘s Je M’accuse – I am Marcus – Assembly Hall, Rainy Hall
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:10pm
Adam Hills‘ Happyism – Assembly Hall, Main Hall
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th August (Sundays with BSL interpreter), 7:30pm
Rich Hall with a stand-up show and Rich Hall’s Hoedown – Assembly George Square Palazzo Spiegeltent
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:30pm (Hoedown 11:00pm)
Charlie Baker‘s Baker’s Dozen – Assembly, Geroge Square Three
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:15pm
Seann Walsh‘s Lie-in King! – Pleasance, Cabaret Bar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:20pm
Neil Delamere‘s Smartbomb – Pleasance, Above
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:00pm
Ivo Graham‘s Binoculars – Pleasance, Cellar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 6:00pm
Marlon Davis‘ Crackin’ Up – Pleasance, This
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 7:15pm
John Gordillo‘s Thinking is Discouraged – Assembly Rooms, Studio
Thursday 1st August – Sunday 25th August, 7:30pm
Phill Jupitus‘ Porky the Poet in ‘Zeitgeist Limbo’ – The Jam House, part of the Free Fringe
Saturday 3rd – Saturday 24th August, 5:00pm
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‘Gordillo is an inspiration, a consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. If you are after cheap, silly laughs avoid this, but if you want intelligent, moving comedy with a point, then you cannot afford to miss it’ – Chortle
John Gordillo is a Perrier Award-nominated English director and Comedian who has directed shows by the Comedian Eddie Izzard and was the host and co-creator of The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), a daily late-night topical comedy talk show, which played heavily with the conventions of the genre The show ran for 60 episodes until BBC Choice was rebranded as BBC Three.
‘Grown up material with delivery to match. An effortlessly fluid approach’ – Chortle.co.uk
In 2003 Gordillo made the final shortlist of two comics being considered by the BBC as a full-time replacement for Angus Deayton as host of Have I Got News For You, although Gordillo has never guest-hosted the show. Gordillo was screentested but the BBC offered the job to the other contender Alexander Armstrong before eventually deciding to employ neither comic and instead continue with the guest presenter format.
Gordillo returned to stand up in 2006, taking three critically successful solo shows to the Edinburgh festival in 07, 08 and 09. He has written and directed extensively for TV and live comedy, including a long partnership with US comedian Reginald D Hunter with whom, according to Gordillo’s website, he is writing and producing an independent film.