Over thirty years ago, a new wave of stand-ups spearheaded the Alternative Comedy movement, marking themselves out as different from the safe television turns, the Oxbridge satirists, and the racist and sexist Working Men’s Club comics of the time.
THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE captures that same schism happening again. An advance raiding party of modern day Alternative Comedians offering material too clever, thoughtful, radical, satirical, strange, or downright stupid to make it onto the stand-up outlets of contemporary television.
THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE was filmed in front of a real comedy club audience during a full week of packed houses at THE STAND COMEDY CLUB, EDINBURGH, faithfully capturing the unique atmosphere at one of the UK’s favourite and longest established live comedy clubs.
With its fast-moving distinctive visual style and unique cast THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE is original, unpredictable, and unlike any other live stand-up show on our screens.
THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE celebrates the past, the present and the future of the UK comedy circuit and the craft of stand-up comedy at its most original.
Renew your faith in this vital live art form.
CAST: SIMON MUNNERY, ISY SUTTIE, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, PHIL NICHOL, ANDY ZALTZMAN, HENNING WEHN, JOSIE LONG, PAUL FOOT, TONY LAW, ELEANOR TIERNAN, DAVID KAY, DAVID O DOHERTY, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, STEPHEN CARLIN, PAUL SINHA, ALUN COCHRANE, SAM SIMMONS, ROBIN INCE, GLENN WOOL, MAEVE HIGGINS and STEWART LEE.