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ANDY STEDMAN - PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Comedy

Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:20 (60 min)
 
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Guitar-slinging comedian Andy Stedman is a new dad to young Freddie Elvis Stedman and is taking the responsibility very seriously indeed (if you can call writing a set of songs giving life advice to his son 'serious'). Covering a variety of areas including romance, school, careers, friendships, music, competitiveness and sport, audience members may even learn something themselves - but probably not.

Expect jokes, audience chat and life-changing lyrics...


"Stedman displays real talent in playing to his audience, creating and maintaining a friendly rapport which gives the show much of its charm. The songs are genuinely funny." - Broadway Baby

"Respect to Stedman for coming up with a funny song about celebrity deaths which was bang on trend." Bruce Dessau

"I don't want to overuse the word 'great, but Andy was a great compere. He connected well with the audience and wrote two love songs for a couple there who had been dating for one week. Very, very funny comic." - Martin Mullaney, Comedy CV & Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club




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August 13, 2017  The Mumble
Andy Stedman has written an EPs worth of songs which he hopes will guide his boy, Jack Elvis, through the trials & tribulations of adolescence, and has decided to share his songs with the world as well. Among these, he sings about his sonís first day of school when mummy will give him a last hug, and his new mates will shame him for it. Andyís also written a song about the Ďbirds and the beesí for his son, from the perspective of a sperm. In case Andy should die before Jack becomes a man, Andy has composed a sentimental letter with his final words of wisdom on life.

Parental Guidance is sweet and hilarious. Andy is a real master of the stage, thriving on interaction with his audience, even inviting them to take the piss out of him. The show I attended was in a grumpy mood, I thought, the Free Fringe roulette ball had landed awkwardly, & even though the crowd was tough can handle a bit of awkwardness and if just a few people are willing to have fun, Andy holds the space for fun to happen. In a recent interview with the Mumble, Andy told us why he likes to be up front in the room;

Connecting with people. I donít have a script at all, although I know what I am generally going to say and have edited it down a lot. I really like people generally, which is why i also do a fair bit of MCing, Itís just a lot of fun when something genuinely happens in the room.

Andy thrives off real life. Heís not just going up and doing the proven script, time & time again. Heís there to have fun, kick back, sing some wicked songs & get us all right comfortable in his kitchen sipping a G&T. Andy Stedman is a cool guy, & damned good at what he does, which is essentially beÖ Andy Stedman! Click Here

August 5, 2017 The Mumble
An Interview With Andy Stedman
You are bringing your show Parental Guidance to the Fringe this August, can you tell us about it?
Andy : Itís me doing an hour of life tips for Freddie, essentially. I do songs, jokes, some audience stuff. Itís silly but also I hope thereís some moving aspects to it as well. I think anyone can come, itís not limited to parents and peopel who want to be parents.

Can you sum up your show in a single sentence?
Andy : New dad has no idea what to do now he has a son who he is expected to bring up and give guidance to! Click Here

May 11, 2017 On The Mic Podcast
On The Mic Podcast - Andy Stedman
15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with musician and comedian, Andy Stedman. As the father of a young son, Freddie Elvis Stedman, and on the basis that comedians should perform on subjects that they know, Andy is coming to Edinburgh to impart some Parental Guidance. Click Here

May 10, 2017 On The Mic Podcast
On The Mic Podcast Episode 272 - Andy Stedman
15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with musician and comedian, Andy Stedman. As the father of a young son, Freddie Elvis Stedman, and on the basis that comedians should perform on subjects that they know, Andy is coming to Edinburgh to impart some Parental Guidance. Click Here

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