Jul
27
Thu
The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Stoph Demetriou presents:

THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT

 

 

DIRECTOR OF RICHARD GADD: CHEESE AND CRACK WHORES

VOICE ACTOR AND ANIMATOR FOR RICHARD GADD MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

BRINGS HIS FIRST SOLO SHOW TO THE FRINGE.

 

 

“The Dunning–Kruger effect” is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is

 

In his Edinburgh Fringe debut solo show, exciting and troubled comedian Stoph Demetriou attempts to educate the audience on why some people are too useless to realise how useless they are, while his paranoia and confidence have their own ideas…

 

Stoph has always been told that “comedy isn’t about being funny, it’s about being clever”. In his research for his Edinburgh Fringe debut, he stumbled upon The Dunning-Kruger effect, and thought it would be the perfect topic for his show. In this multi-layered hour Stoph battles with his own confidence and paranoia and his feelings about people’s perception of him.

 

Could it be that he himself has overestimated his abilities by committing to delivering an hour long set? Let’s hope not for everyone’s sakes.

 

The Dunning-Kruger Effect utilises multimedia heavily throughout the show, complimenting the high-concept ideas that he explores. The show has a very clever narrative arch, helping audiences to be invested as much the story as they do the comedy.

 

Stoph Demetriou is no stranger to Edinburgh Fringe despite this being his solo debut. He has had cult success with his sketch show – The Banana Collective, and as writer, performer and self-shooting director, he regularly collaborates with Edinburgh Fringe star, Richard Gadd. He directed Richard Gadd: Cheese and Crack Whores, (nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Award) and he also provided all of the voice acting and animations for Gadd’s show Monkey See, Monkey Do which won The Edinburgh Comedy Award.

 

Stoph and Richard are currently working on making a web series called Tour Diaries, which is a fictional blog of the Monkey See, Monkey Do tour.

 

Stoph has also been behind some big viral hits and has seen his work showcased on ‘LadBible’, ‘The Hook’ and ‘BBC Online’, and which have collectively had close to 2 million views.

Jul
29
Sat
Little Opry Chadwell Hillbillies
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Little Opry Poser Sat 29 July 17 CHADWELL HILLBILLIES and JENI HANKINS
CHADWELL HILLBILLIES

From across the water in Essex, the Chadwell Hillbillies play traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo, great vocals and harmonies.

Richard Lee – Banjo & Vocals
Mags Layton – Fiddle
Terry Jones – Guitar
Jolene Missing – Bass
Dave Bailey – Mandolin

And special guest – JENI HANKINS (USA)

Currently residing in England, Jeni grew up in the coalfields of Appalachia in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her songs reflect the humour and truth of her life and travels.

Jul
31
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Aug
7
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Aug
10
Thu
The Cosmic Dilation
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tommy
Following a serious assault which left him hospitalized, Tommy Poppers began writing a collection of songs which reflected on his hedonistic life. These musical vignettes have subsequently inspired him to make some profound life-changes. The Cosmic Dilation is an original, authentic and raw musical that explores the pathos of recovery, retribution and regret with humour and tenderness. This show has been written especially for ‘Margate Pride 2017’ and stars Tommy Poppers as himself, Kirsty McKenzie as Sister Serenade, and Ms Redbush as the hostess.

www.tommypoppers.com

“And in the maelstrom of uncertainty and regret, poised somewhere between the was, the is, and the what will be; between the polarities of darkness and light, Tommy Poppers loses the mask and feels the cosmic dilation…”

Aug
11
Fri
The Cosmic Dilation
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tommy

Following a serious assault which left him hospitalized, Tommy Poppers began writing a collection of songs which reflected on his hedonistic life. These musical vignettes have subsequently inspired him to make some profound life-changes. The Cosmic Dilation is an original, authentic and raw musical that explores the pathos of recovery, retribution and regret with humour and tenderness. This show has been written especially for ‘Margate Pride 2017’ and stars Tommy Poppers as himself, Kirsty McKenzie as Sister Serenade, and Ms Redbush as the hostess.

www.tommypoppers.com

“And in the maelstrom of uncertainty and regret, poised somewhere between the was, the is, and the what will be; between the polarities of darkness and light, Tommy Poppers loses the mask and feels the cosmic dilation…”

Aug
14
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Aug
21
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Aug
28
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Sep
4
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Sep
11
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

Sep
18
Mon
Club Hydropathe
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
Club Hydropathe

A weekly night of off-beat cinema, wayward sounds and frequent surprises. From Bluegrass to Blue Velvet; New-Wave to No-Wave via a smattering of Noir.

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.