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EDINBURGH 2011: ROISIN CONATY - 'DESTINY'S DICKHEAD'

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Winner 2010 ROISIN CONATY Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Victoria Wood’s Angina Monologues (Sky 1) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) returns to Edinburgh, after her triumphant debut sellout run at the Fringe last Year.

This year’s show; Destiny’s Dickhead sees ROISIN questioning her fate and stressing over the many roles each of us are destined to play in life after all, one persons son is another persons ‘Pervy Dave’. ROISIN is a sister, a comedian and will eat anything with jalapenos on, but to one women in Camden Market she will always be ‘long tall Sally’? A nickname that makes NO BLOODY SENSE. With so much choice and so many paths seemingly available to us all, our lives are often spent longing for things and people that are not part of the plan. Or are they? Maybe, if you see a black cat wearing a trilby definitely send the text! ROISIN doesn’t want any more tedious choices blocking her destiny. When there are 20 different shower gels promising varying levels of Nirvana, is it any wonder ROISIN has never finished War and Peace. What affects us more in the end? The carefully chosen degree or, a drunken conversation in a pizza restaurant? Are we all just a product of our environment or, can we truly shape our destiny like a pair of unruly eyebrows? ROISIN is still single, dropping h’s and has never owned a brolley for longer then 4 hours.

ROISIN CONATY is a multi-talented writer and performer and has just returned from the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where she performed her full hour show nightly to rave reviews. ROISIN’S radio credits include The News Quiz, It’s Your Round and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash all for BBC Radio 4 and she will be appearing regularly on CHRIS ADDISON’S new programme Show and Tell (E4). After winning the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award, ROISIN went on to win the Laughing Horse New Act Award and been a finalist in the Amused Moose and Funny Women Competitions.
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What the press has said about Roisin Conaty:

“A fast-paced, refreshing and exciting talent with an engaging and original world view”

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

“Savvy and sassy, Conaty is certainly one to watch”

Julian Hall, The Independent

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Date: 3rd - 28th August (not the 15th)
Time: 5:45pm
Box Office: 0131 556 6550

For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone: Celeste Berry, Nicola Wilkinson, Debra Clavey, Alex Beedell or Dan Lloyd on 020 7598 7222


AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.

This year alone will see; RUSSELL HOWARD continue extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including 3 dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Well New Tour!; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s forthcoming tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist CHRIS RAMSEY, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.
This year Avalon presents 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of 7 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 18 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 22 years.