AHIR SHAH & OLGA KOCH at SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
4th September @ 9:15pm
USA - 1:15pm PST / 4:15pm EST
Australia - Adelaide 5:45am
AHIR SHAH & OLGA KOCH is part of SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL a brand new online festival and fundraiser presenting the very best of the Fringe stalwarts of theatre, music and comedy, and the best new acts, all performed live from sheds across the country and streamed into people’s homes this August.
Join us in the shed for a comedy double bill from Ahir Shah & Olga Koch
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ nominee Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising comedians of his generation. Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags. Ahir’s latest show Dots completely sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and is soon to be released on US streaming platform HBO Max. It follows Duffer and Control which also sold out and were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and subsequently toured the UK and overseas. Ahir has performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe and Just for Laughs Montreal, and has toured in continental Europe and India. He has performed stand-up on Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Now Show (Radio 4) and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central). Outside of stand up, Ahir has also been seen on shows including Have I Got News For You (BBC1), FrankieBoyle’s New World Order (BBC 2), Catastrophe (Channel 4), and Campus (Channel 4). He has also performed and regularly writes on The Mash Report (BBC 2) and has written and starred in the short films Ahir Shah’s Summer (Sky) and Ahir Shah’s Life Lessons (BBC Three) and has developed two sitcom pilots for Channel 4.
‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny … a blazing talent firing on all cylinders.’ ★★★★★ Telegraph
‘Fiendishly clever and furious.’ ★★★★ Times
‘Excellent’ ★★★★ Guardian
★★★★★ List ★★★★★ Skinny ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★½ Chortle ★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★ Scotsman
OLGA KOCH: The Olga Koch Museum of Sexual Curiosities, Romantic History & Forgotten T-Shirts
Olga Koch is obsessed with her exes. So much so, that she's turned the shed into a museum of all the stuff they've left at her house. Come for the love letters, stay for the myriad of gig t-shirts from bands she doesn't even like. Olga Koch has appeared on Mock The Week, The Now Show, Pls Like, King Gary, BBC Arts Hour & your little brother's dreams.
****“a slick, mature hour” The Daily Telegraph
****“confident, outgoing and charismatic performer” Funny Women.
****“Highly engineered and funny” The List.
**** “fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye” Shortcom.
****“bright new comedy talent” The Skinny.
***** “A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked” Broadway Baby
**** “blistering humour” Three Weeks
**** Fest Mag **** The Arts Desk
Running Time: 60 minutes
Age Guidance: 16+
Tickets fare purchased as donations to the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE FUND, starting from just £4. There is no limit to what you can donate and we kindly ask that if you are watching with multiple people, you consider making a donation per person.
You’ll be able to book tickets until 3:30pm on 4th September after which time we’ll need to close booking to allow us to get everything ready for the performance.
Tickets are limited so don’t wait or you may miss out.
WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE fund for the preservation of the Fringe: financially supporting future artists and creatives with grants to help them make it to Edinburgh for the first time next year.
Your donations are a direct investment in the future creatives able to make and take work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
If you want to make a direct donation to the fund, you can do so through our dedicated SHEDINBURGH page HERE
HOW DO I WATCH?
You’ll receive an email from the SHEDINBURGH box office on the day of the performance with a link and instructions of how to watch.
All performances are streamed online via Zoom so you can watch from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT SHEDINBURGH
SHEDINBURGH is a programme of live-streamed socially distanced performances from sheds based at either The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Soho Theatre in London, or from the homes of those artists unable to travel at this time.
Acts have been asked to revive and reimagine past performances for a shed, rather than a theatre, with minimal staging and with a digital audience. A challenge worthy of the Fringe, our performers are taking on quite the task.
At a time when venues face an uncertain future and artists are struggling SHEDINBURGH will shout loud about the Fringe’s vital role in global culture, celebrate its past successes and breakthrough artists and provide a platform for the talent that would have been on this year.
SHEDINBURGH will take place between 14 August – 5 September with daily events including ‘one night only’ performances from established Fringe favourites, slots for new artists through Open Call Submissions and industry panel discussions.
Featuring shows from Helen Baer, Tim Crouch, Rosie Jones, Adam Kashmiry, Yolanda Mercy, Deborah Frances-White, Gary McNair, Sara Pascoe, Steen Raskopoulos, Jack Rooke, Joe Sellman-Leava, Mark Thomas and more.
For the full schedule and more information you can visit www.shedinburgh.com
Twitter: @ShedinburghFest #Shedinburgh
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
SHEDINBURGH is presented by Francesca Moody Productions in association with Popcorn Group.