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Tussle: Ben Target & John Hastings


  • Heroes @ Monkey Barrel 9-11 Blair Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1QR (map)

Two friends wrestle with the naked truth – for their souls.

BEST friends Ben* and John** are BEST comedians doing a BEST new comedy show! It is about all the things that are not lies. 

Using world-saving jokes and stories, they will shed their youthful skins, strip search for sins and mine for missing identities in a quest to unearth their true selves. Who will spill their secrets first? Who will leave without a shred of dignity? And can their friendship survive the forensics of truth? 

Come find out. 

Painfully funny stuff from the stars of Comedy Central, BBC2, BBC3, Channel 4, Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 4, BBC Worldwide and even the Comedy Channel in Australia!

*Ben is the critically acclaimed absurdist sensation who stole the hearts of the nation when he won the coveted Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year gong. He was subsequently nominated for the increasingly prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award and the increasingly defunct Chortle Comedy Innovation Award (twice).

**John is a fence sitting former drag queen who has blazed a comedy trail from Ottawa, Canada to Melbourne, Australia being selected as a winner and/or major contender in the following heavyweight titles: San Francisco Comedy Competition, Amused Moose Comedy Award and the Montreal Comedy Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition.

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