Spoken word behemoth Fat Roland mixes deadpan comedy and surreal stories with wonderfully odd illustrations. Imagine Johnny Vegas devouring Stewart Lee. On a depressed rollercoaster. Driven by a buffalo. Fats runs Bad Language in Manchester (best UK spoken word night, Saboteur Awards 2015) and is a columnist for Electronic Sound. This mini-show to support his new podcast Hey Fat Roland (which he’ll probably forget to mention) is a follow-up to his debut Fringe show, Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship, which BroadwayBaby.com called: ‘often hilarious... superbly executed... a seriously excellent piece of music-based comedy’.Written before the won the Saboteurs again in 2016, of course. Free entry, no booking necessary. Just turn up. But blink and you'll miss me: here's the listing in the Edinburgh Fringe programme, and here's the show on the Free Festival site. It's at the Newsroom and because it's only 40 minutes, it's gonna be performed to an inch of its life. See you there.
(I'm also live podcasting every month at Gullivers. The next one is this afternoon. Come along for an hour or two of utter experimenting.)