2 Shepperton Road, N1 3DT London
A preview of the debut hour of comedy from stand-up and character comedian David McIver. It’s a silly, whimsical and absurd character comedy that borrows from the world of stand-up and clowning. Set at a horrific children’s party, David McIver introduces you to various party guests throughout the show such as ‘Andrew Shyman (A Shy Man),’ ‘Taz, the masculinity guru,’ and ‘Sergeant Gunsandbombs, the stand-in army sergeant.’
In this personal character comedy show he explores how his role as an under-confident, social anxious 25-year- old beta-male is linked to his failure to inhabit traditionally masculine traits. The characters demonstrate different versions of masculinity, and offer various takes on what it means to be a man.
David is building on the success of last year’s 45-minute solo character comedy show, ‘David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun,’ about his quest for a calmer mind through the practice of mindfulness. This show was performed at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe 2017 to busy rooms and good reviews. Some praise for the show:
‘David McIver is a refreshing breath of air in every sense. Charmingly mischievous and unique, he sets the bar high for any Fringe newcomer’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘unique, silly… a fascinating blend of high nonsense’ ★★★★ The Mumble
‘It’s charming and playful… this act could grow into something delightfully ridiculous.’ Steve Bennett, Chortle
David was selected for the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, has had his stand-up broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and he’s written and performed in online content for BBC Three. He’s also written for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and The Show What You Wrote. He has studied clown at the prestigious Ecole Philippe Gaulier, and he has appeared on Sky Sunrise, representing young performers at the Edinburgh Fringe.