Chris Betts (“an enticing prospect” The Independent) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to follow up to his successful 2015 debut with his second show, Bewilderbeest.
Betts is back, but he’s got a problem. What do you do when you can’t trust the law, the elderly or even yourself? Join him for a hilarious dissection of human nature, featuring crooked cops and superstitious children. This occasionally edgy but always hysterical Canadian jokesmith with a gift for “drolly original reasoning” and “zinging turn of phrase” (Scotsman) is a must-see. Betts’ rigorous curiosity and lively imagination make him one of the most exciting acts around (Daily Telegraph) Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe 2015. “An hour is not nearly enough” **** (Fresh Fringe, FreshAir.org.uk)
Chris Betts has performed all over the world, and has quickly gained a reputation for being one of the smartest and funniest acts on the circuit. Known for being both a quick-witted MC and a superb addition to any bill, Chris Betts has received numerous plaudits for his sharp material and relaxed stage presence. Chris Betts’ mind is curious place where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous.
“An enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics” – The Independent
“Zinging turn of phrase”-Scotsman
“Chris Betts has a confident style and a solid set…a glint of steelier edge.” – Chortle “unhurried delivery that reeled the audience in… unflappable stage presence.” – London is funny
“Tremendous ” Such Small Portions
“Properly hilarious” What’s On London
Here’s a clip of Chris from February 2017…
21:45, Aug. 2-28 (Except 14th)
VENUE: The Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker One), 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ DATES: Aug. 2-28 (except 14th)
TICKET PRICES: Aug 2/3 (Previews): £6, Fri-Sat: £12 (£11), Sun-Thurs: £10 (£9)