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Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:15 (60 min)
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With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He’s crossing over the left/right divide in a way that’ll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’ & Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze.’ Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, SkyNews. “Stand-up at its best” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby “The pace never dips and the jokes land every time” ★★★★ Wee Review @erichmcelroy

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August 9, 2019  The Mumble
In Radical Centrist, Erich McElroy delivers a hilarious look at the political tug of war going on around us, where both sides are vying to out-extreme each other. Being an American who has now become a British citizen, Erich is able to relay an outsiders perspective on both countries politics. He claims “everything is political now” and in his jokes shows how he is constantly battling to do the right thing in his daily life.

Erich McElroy is a bona fide comedian and his show is a guaranteed laugh. He speaks a lot about the differences in cultures between the US and the UK, and as an American, I agreed with his radical view on beans for breakfast. Erich told one joke about baseball which missed. I think it is difficult for UK people to get an image of baseball in their heads, and the joke felt out of place. But he made other astute observations about British customs and habits, which were appreciated by everyone in the room. He told hilarious and poignant tales about raising children in today’s political climate and he explains how even his choice of dog was a political act.

The show helped me examine my own political choices in a new way. Erich mentioned some of the common ideas amongst left leaning people, and it made me question whether I really thought that way or if I was just agreeing with my peers. I think Erich McElroy can help us look at our politics with a bit of humor, and this could be the first step to finding common ground with the other side. Click Here

August 6, 2019 The Mumble
An Interview with Erich McElroy
Where are you from & where are you at, geographically speaking?
I’m from Seattle originally, but I’ve been in the U.K. since 2000 and
currently live in the mean streets of Kingston upon Thames.

When did you first develop a passion for comedy?
It started right after I moved to London. Comedy was in every function
room in town back then. Then the recession hit and the circuit slowed
down a lot. That’s when I started being a full-time comedian. In comedy
timing is everything.

What are the differences between a British comedy audience & an
I have never really performed in the US as a stand-up. I started here
and gigged here – British audience are great. Feisty, a bit drunk, and

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