Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards
Jonny & The Baptists, Annie McGrath and Rob Auton
Monday 25 March
It’s a divided world. We want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now ‘populist’ means ‘I’m a shit’? Answer: WE LOVE EVERYONE. Oh, except bastards. ★★★★ "Excellent" Guardian.
Annie makes regular online content with independent producers Turtle Canyon Comedy. One of her sketches received over 15,000 views (The Girl Who Has Never Laughed) and another led her to become a finalist in the Funny Women Awards (PanettoneGate). Annie took her debut stand-up show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, where she was awarded one of Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe. She returned in 2017 with her second show Ambivert, which included The Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners from the Fringe 2017. She has performed at clubs and theatres nationwide, as well as festivals including Latitude, Green Man, Cornbury, VAULT Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Buxton Fringe and the Camden Fringe. Annie also did a tweet about spinach that went viral.
York born writer, comedian and two time actor Rob Auton has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at comedy nights, poetry nights and at theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying his piece to audiences up, down and across the British Isles since 2008. He has written seven five star rated Edinburgh fringe shows, 2012’s The Yellow Show, 2013’s The Sky Show, 2014’s The Face Show, 2015’s The Water Show, 2016’s The Sleep Show, 2017’s The Hair Show, and 2018’s The Talk Show (the second best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018). Rob made his television acting debut as a corduroy jacket wearing poet in ITV’s Cold Feet 2018. Rob also starred in and co-wrote the short film The Peamaster which was nominated for best short film at the 2012 Milan Film Festival. Rob was a finalist for The Arts Foundation Spoken Word Award and a winner of a Three Weeks Editors Award in 2017. He is a regular poet at Bang Said the Gun (voted best poetry night in the UK by The Times).
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