Multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith presents his critically acclaimed fifth solo show at Warehouse Four on Weds 27 Feb!
Craft is a multimedia stand-up show about indecision and, at long last, origami. Itâ€™s also about Ian’s time in New Zealand last year and his strange experience in the glow worm caves of Waitomoâ€¦
Getting outside and getting a hobby are important, so Ian has embraced origami. Thereâ€™s stories about visiting a glow worm cave, the danger of moving the cursor when watching Netflix and a joke about a dog. Also, thanks to the legend of the senbazuru, which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods – there will be a live wish granting at the end. Exciting stuff!
â€œCatch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time.â€
– The Telegraph
“We’re super excited to have Ian perform in Warehouse Four.” Said Ian Carless, Partner – Warehouse Four. “Ian is a seasoned performer who has become a staple on the UK comedy scene. This event marks the start in our series of ‘Fringe@Four’ events, whereby we’ll be bringing top performers and fringe theatre shows from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Dubai.” Â
Supporting Ian on stage will be Dubai’s ‘First Lady of Comedy’, Mina Liccione. Mina along with husband Al Al Sayed are the founders of Dubomedy, the UAE’s local comedy pioneers now celebrating 10 years of funny-making business in the desert! The pair also founded the Comedy and Urban Arts School, which puts budding stand-up comedians through their paces.
Ianâ€™s Edinburgh Fringe shows have received critical acclaim, award-nominations and runs at Soho Theatre. In 2015 he was also part of the hugely successful, award-winning, Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot. His fourth solo show, Snowflake, was critically acclaimed, winning an Amused Moose Comedy Award and a ThreeWeeks Editorsâ€™ Award. He was then invited to perform the show at New Zealand Comedy Festival.
Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About… He is also one third of Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett, and regularly writes on The News Quiz and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY…
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Ed Fest Mag
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… National Student
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Fringe Monkey
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Black Diamond
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Mumble Comedy
â€œGales of laughterâ€ Ed Fest Mag
â€œHis strongest show to dateâ€ Fringe Monkey
â€œA thoroughly enjoyable hourâ€ Fest Mag
â€œEvery element of this show is precisely placed, but Smith has hidden his comedy craftsmanship behind a front of warm bonhomieâ€ Chortle
â€œSmith barely gives audience members a moment to catch their breath between jokesâ€¦ A show that is sure to leave you with jokes to quote for monthsâ€ The National Student
â€œOne of the best you will see at the festival.â€ Mirror
â€œA riot of sprightly silliness.â€ Chortle.co.uk
Amused Moose Comedy Award – Peopleâ€™s Champion Winner 2017
Three Weeks Editorsâ€™ Award Winner 2017
Where: Warehouse Four
When: Wednesday 27th February
Time: 8pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Door policy: Over 18’s only.
Tickets: AED 75 (Available from Ticketslover)
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