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
Call for Submissions
Call for Submissions: To celebrate the triumphant return of Stand Up Tragedy to the Edinburgh Fringe, we are relaunching the SUT blog with an updated look and a new focus. Like its raucous live counterpart, the Stand Up Tragedy blog will be a place find the humour of hurt, the tickle of tragedy and mirth […]
A Tragic Letter by Jess Brownrigg
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Tragic Xmas Review
Stand up Tragedy – 12th December 2013 ‘I don’t want to front-load the night with admin’ announced our leader, Dave in unique, loveable and self-effacing style. Stand-up Tragedy’s Tragic Xmas was away. Candy canes, crackers and a tragic tree, seats around table – this night felt the friendliest of the SUT nights. Scratch-cards were the […]
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 […]