+3 Interview: The Stuntman

“I’ve performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Camden Fringe and Brighton Fringe and it is a dream to finally make it to Edinburgh.”

WHO: Nathan Lang, Writer/performer

WHAT: “Professional idiot Nathan Lang tells the high-energy, surreal tale of complete idiot The Stuntman through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts… Evel Knievel meets Wile E. Coyote in Technicolor?! Debut solo show from the host of London’s beloved alternative comedy night Lost Cabaret, half of sketch comedy duo Jon & Nath, co-founder of clown company Farce Forward, and stage and screen actor from Australia to the UK.”

WHERE: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters (Venue 272)

WHEN: 13:30 (50 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

Yes, this is my Edinburgh debut and my first solo show. I’ve been working as an actor and comedian in Australia for many years and since moving to the UK I’ve been working towards this. I’ve performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Camden Fringe and Brighton Fringe and it is a dream to finally make it to Edinburgh. My in-laws are coming from Glasgow to judge me really hard so I am not afraid of critics.

Tell us about your show.

The Stuntman is a physical comedy show – Evel Knievel crossed with Wile E. Coyote in Technicolor™ – and after many London previews Edinburgh is its world premiere. The character began in a Spymonkey clowning workshop then I devised the show with director Dan Lees (from The Establishment). Dan has taught me clowning before so he’s seen me at my best and my worst. We created this high-energy story about a lovable idiot who never stops being a daredevil – told through characters, clowning, mime and real onstage stunts. It’s really silly, moving and super fun. I will take The Stuntman to Brighton Fringe next year and, as it’s largely non-verbal and accessible regardless of language, I also plan to tour it internationally.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

I’d like to turn this question on its head and suggest what you should see BEFORE my show… Jon & Nath Like To Party is my sketch comedy show and it runs 3-13 August1.30pm @ The Free Sisters. It is also free. It has crackling satire, outrageous characters and impressions, dancing that should never be seen, some pretty hardcore physical comedy (we are keeping an official slap-o-meter) and the hottest Jehovah’s Witness act in town. It’s very high-energy and we mess each other up pretty good by the end, for everyone’s delight. In other words, we have become experts in fast-turnaround laundry techniques.


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+3 Interview: Jon and Nath Like to Party

“We premiered this at last year’s Camden Fringe, refined it for Brighton Fringe, then refined the shit out of it for Edinburgh.”

WHO: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang, Performers/producers

WHAT: “Fresh from a sell-out Brighton Fringe run, a mischievous new sketch comedy show from best friends who can’t stand each other – Jon Levene and Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketch, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and hardcore physical comedy – including the hottest (and possibly only) Jehovah’s Witness act in town. It’s time to learn how Jon and Nath Like to Party!”

WHERE: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters (Venue 272)

WHEN: 13:30 (55 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is our first Ed Fringe together as Jon & Nath, although we have been up before individually. So for the purposes of this question, yes… and no. We can’t wait for the full festival experience, which includes Jon slapping Nath really hard onstage approximately 50 times. We’ll be sharing a tiny room with our Techie DJ Henry, and possibly a single bed (the description was confusing). It’s been a long road – literally – as we’ve planned this since meeting at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Tell us about your show.

We are the writers, performers, producers (mainly Nath as Jon can’t spell) and special effects designers (which is obvious when you see our robot sketch). After relocating from Australia to the UK we spent a lot of time producing video sketches for our YouTube channel before writing our first live show in years.

We premiered this at last year’s Camden Fringe, refined it for Brighton Fringe, then refined the shit out of it for Edinburgh. After Edinburgh we’ll book more UK festivals before translating it into French to hit the continent and all French-speaking countries in Africa.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

We recommend you come back for Nath’s solo show The Stuntman (16-27 Aug1.30pm @ The Free Sisters) – it’s a surreal physical comedy show about a complete idiot (Nath used Jon for inspiration) told through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts.


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