What is standup Tragedy?
A regular podcast and live show where people get up on stage and do some tragedy: part cabaret, part variety show.
Stand Up Tragedy is a night where people stand up and tell tragedy. We make you sad; we make you think; we make you smile. Expect music, comedy, fiction, spoken word, true stories and more, all playing up to the tragic form but not always taking it seriously. The night ends, not with a whimper, not with a bang, but with a cathartic sing-a-long.
Past acts performing at standup tragedy have included the likes of Josie Long, Ben Target, Grace Petrie, Lou Sanders, Emily Capell and Jay Foreman
Standup tragedy was featured in the independent in July 2012: HERE and our first 2013 show was given a great review in January 2013 by The London Word: HERE
So, Stand up Tragedy will be starting the London run of shows with a Christmas party. Tonight. 7 Reasons it will be better a cracking alternative or relief from your office xmas party. The jokes will be by professional comedians and not Jim from accounts You can get with WHOEVER you want without […]
A word from Dave
Stand Up Tragedy is expanding and developing and I as the person SUT’s resident host and Artistic Director I should tell you what we’re upto: We are going monthly from December 2013 starting with Tragic Christmas a fundraiser for the amazing Arts Emergency on December 12th. That night will kick off the new look Stand Up Tragedy where we will be grouping our tragic acts together around […]
DVDS burnt, programmes signed and tears cried, it was time to send the Perks off to their rightful owners. Rather a scene at Brixton Post office: Me: I want to send these packages to the US. Post office worker- Ok. What’s inside? Me- Little pots of saline solution‘(thinking this sounds less psychopathic than ‘tears […]
The end of Stand Up Tragedy’s Edinburgh 2013 season…
Hi, I’m Dave and I host and co-produce Stand Up Tragedy. I came up with the idea for the show and I select and organise the acts that perform with us (and I sometimes perform as one of them myself). I just finished listening to the last of our SUT Daily podcasts, which Bryony, who […]
Reflections on Edinburgh – Liz
I didn’t get a chance to write a blog post while we were up in Edinburgh so like Charley’s mine is a reflection back on the fringe. There are two things I’ve been thinking about, both in Edinburgh and back here in London. How Stand Up Tragedy has changed from its early days at the […]