SHOWS

UPCOMING SHOWS

EDINBURGH PRESS RELEASE: Katharine Ferns Press Release 2017

JUNE 10TH – Sheffield Doc Fest – Tales of Whatever

JUNE 18TH – The Comedy Store, Manchester

JUNE 21ST – Preview: Katharine Ferns is in Stitches, Comedy Balloon, Manchester

JUNE 27TH – Headlining Raw Guffaw, Dumfries.

JUNE 30TH – Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh

JULY 1ST
– Live Lounge Comedy: SHA Charity, Victoria’s Nightclub, Glasgow
YesBar, Late Show, Glasgow

JULY 3RD – The Stand, Edinburgh

JULY 4TH – Headlining, Hamilton

JULY 5TH – Comedy Asylum – Liverpool

JULY 12TH – NCF COMEDY, Canalhouse, Nottingham

JULY 14TH – Manchester Fringe Festival, “Katharine Ferns is in Stitches”, 53two, Manchester

JULY 16TH – Manchester Fringe Festival, “Katharine Ferns is in Stitches”, 53two, Manchester

JULY 24TH – Showcase Taping, Hot Water Comedy Club, Liverpool

JULY 28TH – Caboose Comedy Club, Oswesty

AUGUST 3RD-27TH – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “Katharine Ferns is in Stitches”, Cabaret Voltaire

AUGUST 3RD-27TH – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “Full International Brexit”, The Peartree

SEPTEMBER 7TH-17TH – Vancouver Fringe Festival, “Katharine Ferns is in Stitches”, Mainstage

 GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches
July 14th and July 16th at 19:00
Venue: 53two, 8 Albion St, Manchester M1 5NZ
Tickets: £8.00/£6.00 students
http://www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk/details.php?show_id=521

 

 

 

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

 Katharine Ferns Press Release 2017

VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL



PAST SHOWS:

LONDON PREVIEW

GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

MONKEY BARREL COMEDY CLUB
Tickets: www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

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www.anxieteehee.com

In aid of Mind Uk, Anxieteehee is a non-profit comedy festival taking place between 27th and 29th November, which aims to increase awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

Top-quality comedians will be sharing their experiences of mental illness in a light hearted way to help inspire ideas about what you can do to make a positive change to your life.

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us. You are not alone. Let’s get together as a community and make a change for the better all whilst having a giggle at some of your favourite comedians.

SHOWS:

Saturday 28 November, 7:00pm at Chandos Arms, Colindale
Sunday 29 November, 7:00pm at Imperial Durbar, Tooting Bec


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SIRIUS XM Radio will be recording my four star Edinburgh Fringe show in Toronto at the Comedy Bar onSeptember 15th at 8:00pm. Tickets available online at www.comedybar.ca or at the door.

“Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny.” – The Scene Magazine

“Polished Canadian comic” – Chortle

Known for her dry and raw sense of humour, Katharine appears to be a sweet Canadian comic, but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, and drugs, to her struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour (but necessarily solutions) in all her mistakes. As her therapist once explained: “Katharine is a conscious incompetent. She is aware of all her problems but she is unable to fix any of them.” With this diagnosis, what else can you do but laugh?

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

REVIEW: KATHARINE FERNS – CONSCIOUS INCOMPETENT

(4 stars) **** TVBOMB

Review by Louise Mason on August 13, 2015 
LINK: http://www.tvbomb.co.uk/2015/08/katharine-ferns-conscious-incompetent/

Katharine Ferns is a conscious incompetent, or in her words, ‘a self aware idiot’. Her funny content, which runs at a great pace, and her bright-eyed, sarcastic manner, is fun to watch. Life lessons abound as Katharine, a Canadian comedian with no return flight, shares her life failures and her path to becoming the person she wants to be, for instance a full time feminist—not just when it’s convenient. Observant and witty, she is a modern, 21st century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes.

An awkward, ‘I know, I can’t believe it either’ smile, is permanently fixed to Katharine’s face, as she tries to come to terms with the dark truths of her life. Undertones of sad and perhaps troubled times, make this stand up slightly dark at times. But there is no doubt it is still comedy.

Feminism, domestic violence and mental health—Katharine tackles these meaty subjects using surprisingly accurate observations. Bad relationships, bad sex and bad decisions all round. But the jokes are good, insightful and funny. We are laughing because she is right, and nervously smiling at her tendency to hit self destruct in preference to being alone, not feeling alive and receiving the wrath of her mum. She jokes about the perils of society, a society that stigmatises mental health and makes screwed up decisions, such as consciously giving loans to poor students destined to earn little in their chosen discipline.

Self deprecating and aware, Katharine successfully makes the audience laugh with her and her conscious incompetency.

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EDINBURGH PREVIEW IN LONDON

Before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe, Katharine and Ryan, will be working out their shows in London and we would love your support. We just need an audience to polish up our jokes before the festival and we will really appreciate your support!

July 15th at 19:00
The Blue Posts
28 Rupert Street 28, London W1D 6DJ

Please forward this on to anyone you know in London, or anywhere in the UK, that would like to come see our shows evolve…for free! Thank you!

RYAN CULL: A LIFE IN PROGRESS

Join Ryan Cull (2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award winner) as he describes his personal life in progress, from his boyhood adventures in leg braces to becoming a man combating his resulting/lingering insecurities.

‘A loyal servant to the punchline’ (Chortle.co.uk)

KATHARINE FERNS: CONSCIOUS INCOMPETENT

Katharine Ferns appears to be a sweet Canadian comic but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, drugs to struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour in all her mistakes but not necessarily solutions. As her therapist once said, ‘Katharine is a conscious incompetent. She is aware of all her problems but she is unable to fix any of them’. With this diagnosis what else can you do but laugh?

2014 Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act
2013 Nominee, Tim Sims Encouragement Fund, The Second City
2012 Finalist, Toronto’s Funniest Comedian, Just for Laughs (JFL42)


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Joking Aside presents:

TWO EDINBURGH PREVIEWS
Katharine Ferns and Generation Why?

July 23rd at 20:00
Tipsy
20 Stoke Newington Road

 

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EDINBURGH PREVIEW IN LONDON

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent 

 with Eshaan Akbar 

Before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe, Katharine Ferns will be previewing her show in London with support from Eshaan Akbar, an up-and-coming comedy star. We would love your support and just need an audience to test out our jokes before the festival. All you have to do is sit there (and hopefully laugh!).

June 17th at 19:00
The Blue Posts
28 Rupert Street 28, London W1D 6DJ

Come hang out before the show to have a drink and then Eshaan will begin the show at 19:00 sharp. There will be a short interval and then Katharine will perform her 1 hour show.

More on Eshaan Akbar:

FINALIST – So You Think You’re Funny 2014
FINALIST (with Special Mention) – Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014
RUNNER-UP – Golden Jester 2014
RUNNER-UP – Golden Spud 2014

In a short space of time, Eshaan Akbar has established himself on the circuit as a confident storyteller that can lift any room with his warm, engaging and affable style of comedy. But don’t be fooled by his cuddly demeanour! As he shares his life experiences and, at times, acerbic observations, he will have you thinking and laughing at the same time.

More on Katharine Ferns:

“Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny.” – The Scene Magazine

“Polished Canadian comic” – Chortle

Known for her dry and raw sense of humour, Katharine appears to be a sweet Canadian comic, but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, and drugs, to her struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour (but necessarily solutions) in all her mistakes. As her therapist once explained: “Katharine is a conscious incompetent. She is aware of all her problems but she is unable to fix any of them.” With this diagnosis, what else can you do but laugh?

Katharine Ferns began her stand up career in Vancouver and Toronto where she developed her confessional and relentlessly honest storytelling style of comedy. In 2012, she was a finalist in Toronto’s Funniest Comedian at Just For Laughs (JFL42). She has opened for Big Jay Oakerson, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Tom Segura, Sam Tripoli, Baron Vaughn, Brian Redban from Deathsquad, and Brendon Walsh. Katharine was featured on ichannel (Canada’s political and social issues network) in the stand-up series No Kidding, and as a panellist on Inside Joke in 2014. She also hosted a monthly show COMEDY INFERNO, and was the weekly headliner at the Hot Box in Toronto.

In 2014, Katharine moved to the UK to continue her career in her family’s home country. That year she was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act competition, and this year she has arrived at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her debut solo show Conscious Incompetent.

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FERNS AND MOK Katharine Ferns & Evelyn Mok

PREVIEWS IN LONDON

May 13,  June 17  &  July 15

Before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe, Katharine and Evelyn, will be working out their shows in London and we would love your support. We just need an audience to test out our jokes before the festival and all you have to do is sit there (and hopefully laugh!).

May 13th at 19:00
Shaker & Company, (downstairs)
119 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3EE

June 17th at 19:00
The Blue Posts
28 Rupert Street 28, London W1D 6DJ

July 15th at 19:00
The Blue Posts
28 Rupert Street 28, London W1D 6DJ

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Katharine Ferns appears to be a sweet Canadian comic but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, drugs to struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour in all her mistakes but not necessarily solutions. As her therapist once said, ‘Katharine is a conscious incompetent. She is aware of all her problems but she is unable to fix any of them’.

2014 Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act
2013 Nominee, Tim Sims Encouragement Fund, The Second City
2012 Finalist, Toronto’s Funniest Comedian, Just for Laughs (JFL42)

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If your child-self could meet you now, would they be proud of what you’ve achieved? Comedian Evelyn Mok suspects her child-self would find her adult “achievements” questionable.

Born in Sweden to immigrant Chinese parents, Evelyn Mok challenges pre-disposed norms by blending social commentary with sharp gags about everyday observations.

Time Out Introduces 2014
Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2014
Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps
BBC Radio 2
‘Brutal but funny’ (Chortle)


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Opening Act for Brendon Walsh at the Comedy Bar, Toronto, Canada

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“Wicked fucking funny!” – Doug Stanhope

Vancouver’s own Simon King is making a brief stopover in Toronto (for a TV taping) on his way home from the Hubcap Comedy Festival. While he’s here he’ll be performing for one night only at The Underground Cafe.

Also appearing on the show are Chris Allin, Katharine Ferns, & Precious Chong

Presented by Empire Comedy Live

 

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