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Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 4-27 at 20:30 (60 min)
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If you like superheroes, if you want to learn more about their history, if you’ve ever seen a movie that had superheroes in it… if you’ve read this far already – you should see Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies. The final chapter in the comedy lecture trilogy goes Hollywood and gives you the real stories behind the blockbusters we all love. Filled with amazing surprises and laugh-out-loud revelations. Here’s a presentation full of things you thought you already knew.

“It is very funny and very well delivered with an obvious enthusiasm for the subject matter that keeps the audience interested and laughing throughout.
★★★★ – Short.co.uk Edinburgh 2016

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August 18, 2017  Black Diamond FM
Do you love superheroes and consider yourself a bit of a geek? Well, if so, this show is for you. Come along to this hour-long presentation to find out how Superman ended up lifting weights for Darth Vader, the six degrees of separation theory from Robert Downey Junior and the main causes of NERD Rage?

Taking you on a tour of the superhero world, Roper makes you question the things that you thought you knew. The show covers not only the origins of the original superheroes but also touching on the amazing similarities between certain characters and the rivalry in the comic industry between Marvel and DC, complete with funny anecdotes.

There is no denying that Andrew Roper knows his stuff. This carefully researched show is presented in a hilarious fashion complete with multimedia movie clips and sound bites. Charting the course of superheroes and their movie debuts from Captain Marvel to Wonder Woman, this show is funny and informative with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Alongside his 20 years’ experience as a comedian Roper’s genuine enthusiasm for the subject shines through causing you to get swept up in the world of superheroes, Marvel and DC. Click Here

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