BAD LAUGHING is Stockton’s newest and strangest comedy night. Odd comics, surreal sketches and at least one song about toast. It’s a big daft explosion of nonsense. Join us. We’re Bad Laughing, and you will be too.
This is for you. If you didn’t see our show (and on average around 7 billion people on this planet weren’t watching our show on any given night) this will mean nothing to you.
Anyways, it’s just pop culture appropriation which is a thing in and of itself these days – context is no longer necessary.
Heavy Petting are off to Edinburgh for the third time. And have we got a show for you!? Hard to say, really, but we definitely have this flyer. I roused my lazy arse and wrote some new classifieds after coasting on the same ones for two years (including a very ill-advised advert for Lindsay Lohan’s vagina that I found funny but everyone else… not so much).
It’s just as well we changed it: Lindsay Lohan’s vagina is probably really unfashionable by now. I don’t know, it’s quite hard to keep up with these things.
Ha hey! Me and mi Heavy Petting campadres made this for Hat Trick/Bad Teeth’s Short and Funnies prize, and we’ve been short-listed. This is in no way based on a true story, by the way, and don’t even ask what a reverse bent spoon entails.
We are good at sketches. Want us to prove it? Come and see us sketch at these times and places:
Red Raw, The Stand, Newcastle
Another ten minute spot at the North’s best new comedy night.
Blu Bar, Middlesbrough
This is our first and only Edinburgh preview. We will make lots of textbook errors for your entertainment and our education. Come and watch this.
Heavy Petting Live
Bar 50, 11pm, Edinburgh 11.05-12.05 FREE
Our Edinburgh show, part of the Free Festival. This will be the tits, I promise.
The Stand, Newcastle 8.30pm
Another nother ten minuter.
People’s Theatre, Newcastle
Burlesque and bawdy sketches. Always a treat!
We’re serving up four portions of bawdy nonsense at ARC in Stockton on Saturday 14th July, alongside the region’s finest purveyors of burlesque and the art of striptease. I’d say something about tits on stage but that would be inappropriate.
Come and see us! And more!
Well, we’ve just booked outselves a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.
August 16th-26th, 11.05pm at The Alcove, Bar 50.
It’s going to be messy.
The award-winning* Heavy Petting will make you laugh your socks off (bring spares) with their sketches, jokes and faces. An hour of relentless hilarity – your sides will ache, then split, then catastrophically and irreversibly rupture. You’ll be wishing for a dull moment THAT WILL NEVER COME as you try to stop your kidneys sliding out of the side of you.
Between them Heavy Petting have written or made stuff for BBC2 (Shooting Stars), BBC3 (Comedy Shuffle), Radio 4 (The Wondermentalist Cabaret), Dave (Totally Viral) and Take Hart (a painting of a fish).
Heavy Petting: we smell funny. It’s a start.
*25 Metres Crawl, Best Chutney (Hot) and Blue Peter badge (gold).
See you there!
A sketch we did live in January.