Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Joz Norris is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad
Heroes @ The Hive (The Bunka)
1st – 25th August (not 9th, 10th)
Award winning comedian, actor and writer Joz Norris has died, retired or just gone on holiday. Who cares? All that matters is that Mr Fruit Salad, a fictional chimaera he created as a form of self-care, has developed autonomy, started performing comedy and is putting on a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Joz Norris is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad offers an absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who knows he doesn’t exist. A personification of his ostensibly absent architect’s attempts at emotional recovery through disguise, can Mr Fruit Salad reignite the joy of live performance? Join this ridiculous enigma as he presents a selection of evocative nonsense.
Joz Norris is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad is directed by Alex Hardy (Funny Women Writing Award winner) and also features Ben Target (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee).
Joz Norris is a Board Member of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, key member of the Weirdos Collective (Chortle Award winners – Comedy Event of the Year 2018) and collaborated with Heroes of Fringe on the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning Iraq Out & Loud. His previous solo shows have enjoyed sell out runs at Edinburgh fringe, VAULT Festival and Leicester Comedy Festival and been included in picks of the fringe by the Guardian, Time Out and The Skinny. His 2017 show is available to stream on NextUp Comedy and Amazon Prime.
As an actor, Joz Norris will soon be seen in BBC3’s Blindboy Undestroys The World and has appeared in WildSeed’s Shambles, Dave’s The Dave Talks, ITV2’s @elevenish, BBC Three’s Quickies and Channel 4’s Hodge Podge. His web series The Girl Whisperer, which he co-wrote and co-starred in alongside Ralf Little, has been nominated for numerous awards and he won Outstanding Supporting Actor at LA WebFest for his role in The Backbenchers. His acclaimed short films include The Baby, a horror-art-comedy selected for 2019’s London Short Film Festival. He has recently shot his first sitcom pilot with Tiger Aspect, a collaboration with Ed Aczel entitled Ed & Joz‘s Heist Movie.
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Ed & Joz's Deleted Scenes
Heroes @ Dragonfly
1st – 25th August (not 9th, 10th or 13th)
Anti-comedy legend Ed Aczel and beloved nuisance Joz Norris unite onstage for the first time, launching light entertainment’s newest double act. They present a hand-picked selection of sketches, characters and ideas that didn’t make it into any of their acclaimed short films – you decide whether the ideas have legs! Highlights include Ed and Joz Get Stuck in a Door and The Postmistress. Just so you know, there will also probably be songs. 'Funny in theory' (Guardian, on Ed). 'Repetitive from the outset' (EdFestMag.com, on Joz).
The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)
Monkey Barrel 1
2nd, 5th-9th, 12th-16th & 19th-23rd August
00:00 (165 mins)
A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical), we present a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests, hosted by an ever-changing line-up of Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts and other ACMS favourites. Plus, if you are unlucky, Mr Fruit Salad. Cross your fingers. 'The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society’s a great night. Comedians all trying this really weird, out-there stuff. I came away from it really inspired' (Harry Hill). 'Bunch of knuckleheads' (Tony Law). 'A parade of inventive comics muck about joyously' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A special kind of silliness' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Laud the audacity' ***** (One4Review.co.uk).