Jason Byrne: You Name The Show is the first performance to be released for Funny in Falkirk 2014. Tickets on sale Friday 23 May 2014, 10am!
Funny in Falkirk in association with Lisa Thomas Management and Phil McIntyre Entertainment
JASON BYRNE in
‘YOU NAME THE SHOW’
Tuesday 29 July 2014 | FTH, Falkirk | 8pm
'The outright king of live comedy' Times
'One hell of a party.' Times ****
'A comedy God' Mirror *****
'It’s hard to think of any other comic who matches Jason Byrne for ebullient energy and regulated chaos' Independent
After 18 consecutive years at the Fringe, anarchic Stand-up comedy god, JASON BYRNE, returns - but not before stopping in Falkirk to perform his brand new show ‘YOU NAME THE SHOW’.
Every January Jason is asked for the name of his Edinburgh show so every January, half a year early, Jason has to think up a show title. Well, not this year. This year Jason is handing the power back to the people and is asking you, his audience, to name his show for him. Maybe Falkirk can help him name it before he hit’s Edinburgh?
A wise decision given the schizophrenic nature that comedy writing can sometimes take. By Jason’s own personal admission, the content of his show has been known to change up to ‘546 times.’ Each night Jason will carefully select a handful of audience members and give each one a white board to scribble down what they think the show should be called. At the end of the show, the entire audience will vote on which name is the best. The winning name will take pride of place centre stage on the white leader board. At the end of the Edinburgh Festival in August, Jason and his final audience will choose the winning name. The winner will receive £500 in cash.
The whimsical lawlessness continues, as Jason - with the help of the lucky ‘YOU NAME THE SHOW’ wheel on stage - will ask his audiences which order they would like him to perform his show. Here is where anything can happen, literally. He may open with the ending; he may end with the beginning; his opening might pop up mid-way and his ending might kick the evening’s proceedings off - basically, it’s all up to his audience and the homemade circle of fortune.
Byrne’s infectious, rowdy energy and unequivocal ability to nail improvisation, paired with an abundance of crazy requests and dramatic stunts, guarantees ‘YOU NAME THE SHOW’ to be the single most unpredictable and enjoyable evening you can catch at Funny in Falkirk 2014.
JASON BYRNE’S ‘YOU NAME THE SHOW’ breaks all the rules and is not to be missed. Get your tickets now from FRIDAY 23 MAY 2014 - they’ll sell-out quickly!
Jason Byrne has featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Sony Radio Gold Award winning The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2) and sitcom Father Figure (BBC1). Also, Golden Ticket (R4 PILOT), Melbourne Comedy Gala, NZ Comedy Gala, C4 Comedy Gala and many many more…