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REVIEW - Amos Gill: In Pursuit of Happy(ish) (Comedy, Stand-up, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023)

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Amos Gill: In Pursuit of Happy(ish), Stand-up comedy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023. Photo credit: Jim Lee photo

International rising star and award-winning Australian comedian Amos Gill is rude, crude, offensive and hilarious.


In 'Pursuit of Happy(ish)' Amos challenges the audience to accept their lot in life; to not aim too high. I can't say I disagree with his logic! The reasoning and examples he presented are all well considered, if a little grim.


When imparting his wisdom, Amos often annoys the audience. To wind-up a mainly Scottish audience about Scottish independence near the start of a set is an audacious move! But no-one and nothing is off-limits. From The Royal Family, to seemingly every American he has ever met, and indeed all of his own family and friends, no-one is safe from scrutiny. He really is fearless.


Amos is wickedly smart and funny, confident and courageous - and his dry style of downtrodden comedy and razor-sharp jibes were right-up my street. I'd seen him perform briefly at The Gilded Balloon opening gala last week, and he was easily the stand-out act of the night for me then. Having now experienced his full set, I'm delighted that he was just the dark, angry, bitter, breath of fresh air I was looking for. I love his style and I'm definitely a new fan.


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When and Where?

VENUE: Nightclub, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ

DATES: Wednesday 2nd August - Thursday 24th August 2023

TIME: 8:30PM (60mins)

AGE GUIDANCE: 16+ recommended

TICKET PRICES: £9 - £13.50

 

About Amos Gill

Amos Gill: In Pursuit of Happy(ish), Stand-up comedy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023. Photo credit: Jim Lee photo

Amos Gill is a highly acclaimed comedian who has conquered Australia’s comedy scene and is one of the hottest new headliners on the US club circuit.


His extensive TV credits include appearances at the Just for Laughs Australia show at the Sydney Opera House, ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late series and All-Stars Comedy Gala at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2022 Amos took his full live show You’ve Wrecked The Joint out on his first headline solo tour across Australian capital cities.


Amos has also gained a legion of fans around the world having toured with Jim Jefferies, including performing for a sell-out crowd at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden.


Before moving to the US, Gill co-hosted a ratings winning breakfast radio show on Adelaide’s Hit107 for 4 years as well as hosting ABC TV’s Wacky World Beaters and Channel 7’s Footy Plus. He was also a regular guest on Jimeoin‘s FIFA World Cup comedy commentary series The Full Brazilian (SBS) and Ten’s Celebrity Name Game and Studio Ten. He’s also a qualified lawyer.


📸 Photo credits: Jim Lee Photo

 

🌟REVIEW - Amos Gill: In Pursuit of Happy(ish) (Comedy, Stand-up, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023)🌟


🎟️ Disclosure: I am an Edinburgh Festival Fringe accredited media reviewer and as such I receive complimentary press tickets in exchange for my honest reviews. My reviews and star ratings are always my honest opinions.


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