Sunday, 31 July 2016

Press Release Me, Let Me Go.


With my Edinburgh show just about as nigh as nigh can be, it seems as good a time as any to post the lion’s share of the press release for it, save my credits (which can be found to the right of this page, should you feel the need to be 'impressed').

This was compiled with the assistance of my PR for my trip north of the border, Milla Jackson. It’s the first time I’ve taken on someone to help with the promotion of one of my shows, as Glyn and I have always approached this massive undertaking by ourselves, arguably spreading ourselves too thin. It will be nice to largely hand over this task this time around, though being a bit of a control freak, it will feel a little strange as well. That said, approaching my first solo EdFringe seems as good an occasion to do it, as it would create unnecessary stress. I may use this newly acquired downtime to take up badminton. Then again, I mayn’t.

The back-end of comedy duo Doggett & Ephgrave for longer than he can remember, David Ephgrave is flying solo at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and turning the spotlight on himself in Mostly David Ephgrave.

Don’t worry, he hasn’t heard of David Ephgrave either.

"David Ephgrave is as smooth as they come."
BBC

Over the last three years, David has been writing a daily blog on the advice of workaholic Richard Herring, to turn the day-to-day minutiae into a powerhouse of creative inspiration. He discovered that by challenging himself to write one entry every single day, he has inadvertently revealed an obsession for the small things that crop up in everyday life. In his show this year, David explores whether we’re all preoccupied and enraged by the same life details, or, if not, whether he can start a misfit revolution to make sure we are. (It’s not OCD – although that would scan better alphabetically.)

"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with...He's a natural entertainer."
View From The Gods

Part TED talk, part stand-up, David uses his laser pointer and PowerPoint to navigate us through the awkwardness of blocked toilets in bed & breakfasts, racist taxi drivers and funeral procession faux pas; revealing an unhealthy fascination with overheard conversations, the length and breadth of Dale Winton's patience, and the rebranding of Clinton Cards.

His warm and confident comedic style, combined with a just about healthy injection of self-deprecation, and an eye for the bizarre, sinister and downright ridiculous guarantees an hour of playful conversation meets pent up fury that will have you in stitches – and wondering, can a Gorgon check in a mirror if they’ve got something in their eye?

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