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Autumn 2014

09/01/2014

This autumn I am supporting James Acaster on his UK tour. His show is brilliant and is much recommended, you also get around 25 minutes of me at the start. Unless you pick a date where my arch-nemesis Jack Barry is supporting James or you pick a date where James doesn’t have a support. Full dates are here: JAMES ACASTER TOUR DATES

The dates I’m supporting are: 21,22,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,14,18,19,25,6,7,23,27,28,29 (that’s in order from September to November)

I’m also doing a performance of my show Stuart Laws. When’s this gonna stop? (1hr show) at The Hen & Chickens Theatre on October 16th. It’s in Islington in London, and if you want to buy tickets you can do so here: STUART LAWS SHOW TICKET

Aside from that I am making more and more films and comedy, here’s some highlights from recently…

1. A comedy-documentary-monologue thing that I have written and performed, all about conspiracy theorists. It’s not crying with laughter funny, but I think it looks bloody lovely and is potentially pretty interesting. If you think it sounds awful then I doubt the film will change that opinion.

2. A new web series that I directed. Totally Trented is what happens when you let someone make a prank show when they don’t really know what a prank is. David Trent is the host and he’s undeniably awful.

3. Sweet Home Ketteringa is a comedy documentary about James Acaster returning to his hometown and gracing his old haunts, expecting to be met with adulation. Turns out that no-one knows who he is.

Edinburgh 2014

07/28/2014

This year I’m doing my second solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe. I think it’s a really big step up and I’m very proud of the show, so I can’t wait to start performing it on August 2nd. I will also have two other limited run shows during the Fringe and both will be a lot of fun – a Natural Disasters film night at midnight on August 8th, 15th and 22nd AND a Comedy Roast with Matt Winning at 1130pm on August 6th, 13th and 20th. What’s best about this year is that every show I’m doing is in my favourite PBH Free Fringe venue: The Banshee Labyrinth. It would be great to have friendly audiences there so if you’re going to Edinburgh, perhaps carve an hour gap into your diary and come and see my show.

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Stuart Laws. When’s this gonna stop? (1hr show)

PBH Free Fringe
The Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156)
29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG
August 2nd – 23rd (not 12th or 19th)
Time – 14:20
Free

 http://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2014/stuart_laws/

“very funny”
The New York Post

 “laughs come thick and fast…definitely one to watch”
Fest

An energetic and compelling master of audience interaction, Stuart’s spontaneous performances see him creating a perversely endearing air of comedic chaos in a show with catchphrases, lebkuchen, helium, gibbons, Billy Joel, volcanoes, spiders and Donnie Darko.

Stuart is a comedian and director who runs Turtle Canyon Comedy and has made films and developed TV with Julia Davis, Daniel Simonsen, Nick Helm, Jessie Cave and the sketch act Toby. In 2013 he debuted his first stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe, was James Acaster’s tour support, performed in Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show at The Assembly Rooms. His films have been won and been nominated for awards worldwide, have been written about on all major UK comedy sites and featured by international press and websites such as Upworthy, The Poke, The Evening Standard and The Daily Mirror.

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“He engages with people masterfully and the whole thing feels impulsive and original”
New Kid

“Laws proved himself to be fun, engaging and refreshingly funny”
Three Weeks

“suffocatingly funny…truly wonderful”
Gorilla Film Magazine

CLIPS FROM LAST YEAR’S SHOW

Natural Disasters Film Night (MIDNIGHT 8th,15th,22nd August): http://freefringe.org.uk/new/edinburgh/natural-disasters-film-night/
Laws & Winning’s Comedy Roast (23:30 6th,13,20th August)

 twitter.com/thisstuartlaws

youtube.com/turtlecanyoncomedy

2014 Tour

04/04/2014

So I’m doing a short tour of my last show “Stuart Laws absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead (1hr show)”. There’s 5 dates and I would really love actual people to actually come. Here’s the poster, details of tickets and venues beneath.

STU TOUR POSTER FINAL

All shows start at 8pm (doors 730pm) and all tickets £5 (unless otherwise stated)

East Grinstead: TBC

Newport Pagnell: Robinsons Wine Bar, Tickets and details available here

Windsor: Firestation Arts Centre, Tickets and details available here

Harlow: The Square, Fourth Avenue, Harlow, CM20 1DW, Tickets and details available here

Ealing: The Grange, Warwick Road, Ealing, W5 3XH Tickets and details available here

Any other details see Twitter: @thisstuartlaws

The Human Resource

10/04/2013

A web sitcom that I wrote & directed with Al Clayton. I’m also in it along with Max Saidi, Nick Long, Rachel Lerman, James Acaster, Ben Target, Rachael Owens, Richard Rycroft and David Begg.

Update: 4.5 Shows in Edinburgh

07/16/2013

In August, for most of the month, I will be in Edinburgh, performing at the fringe festival. I will be doing 3 shows and some of my short films will be appearing at a 4th and I’ll have worked on a 5th.

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Stuart Laws absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead (1hr show)
Solo stand-up show about ornithology, Center Parcs, Terminator, milkshakes, The Bourne Supremacy, the three 9/11s, colour blindness and Hawaii Five-0. It’s one of Laugh Out London’s top free shows to see. 1510, 3rd – 24th August, Dragonfly

Apocalypso! Adventures in time, travel and time travel
A double-act comedy show making its debut in Edinburgh. Matt & myself play time-travellers from 2042 who have come to warn of the coming apocalypse(s). 1915, 17th – 25th August, Voodoo Rooms

Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show
A portmanteau play written by the incredible Colin Hoult. I get to play a few characters in the dark, twisted and very funny production. 2245, 1st – 25th August, Assembly Roxy

Short Com Showcase
A comedy short film showcase screening, everyday at 1pm, featuring some of my films made with Turtle Canyon Comedy. Occasionally the show will be hosted by me too. 1300, 7th-23rd August, City Night Club

Aside from all that there will be funny films, that I did with Turtle Canyon Comedy, featured in Nick Helm’s show One Man Mega Myth. Go to that because it’s going to be amazing. Here’s a trailer for my solo show:

Also, in the autumn I shall be supporting James Acaster on tour. Also, I produced a short film called “The Bird” and that will be going to the festivals in the autumn:

Stuart Laws absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead (1hr show)

05/29/2013

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Stuart Laws, in association with PBH’s Free Fringe

Venue 63 – Dragonfly,

52 West Port, EH1 2LD

Dates – August 3rd – 24th (not 15th or 22nd)

Time – 15.10

Free Entry (Donation at end)

EdFringe Online Link

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Following a great festival debut headlining 2011’s It’s Two O’clock Live at Two O’clock with a set described by critics as ‘impulsive’, ‘original’ and ‘one to watch’ – Stuart Laws returns to the fringe with his much anticipated debut show:

‘Stuart Laws absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead (1hr show).’

29 year old Stuart is trying to embrace the fact that his attempts to blend in with the crowd have worked all too successfully and he is now a perpetual “omega male” or “little spoon”. 

An energetic and compelling master of audience interaction, Stuart’s spontaneous performances see him creating a perversely endearing air of comedic chaos in a show about ornithology, Center Parcs, Terminator, milkshakes, The Bourne Supremacy, the three 9/11s, colour blindness and Hawaii Five-0.

“very funny”

The New York Post

“laughs come thick and fast…definitely one to watch”

Edinburgh 2011 Fest Mag review

“He engages with people masterfully and the whole thing feels impulsive and original”

Edinburgh 2011 New Kid review

“precocious Fringe fave”

ThisWeek London

“suffocatingly funny…truly wonderful”

Gorilla Film Magazine

Stuart is a comedian, actor, director and writer, creating great new comedy with great new comics. He started performing as a stand up in 2007 and is now an established regular on the circuit. Fresh from a successful year where he has supported James Acaster on tour, compered festivals for PLEB and debuted at Machynlleth Comedy Festival he is now ready to present his debut show to Edinburgh. He is most well known for his online comedy directing, writing and performing with Turtle Canyon Comedy: racking up half a million hits in the past year and working with some of the most exciting names in the industry. His most recent short film, Chubby Bunny, played at festivals around the world, including the London Short Film Festival and winning the runners up prize in Seattle. He has combined his love of film, acting and writing to create a debut show that is different, friendly and very funny.

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For interviews please email:

heathenproductionsuk@gmail.com

http://stuchopslaws.wordpress.com

@thisstuartlaws

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My 2012 in comedy videos

01/21/2013

So I direct and write comedy, mostly for my own production company Turtle Canyon Comedy. Here are the films I am most proud of from last year…

I love Jurassic Park and the long grass scene from The Lost World has always amused me with its potential:

I wanted to write something that was shamelessly going after views off the back of a popular thing, mainly to see if I could and if it would help get views.

Matthew Highton explained the basic idea of this to me in a couple of texts and that’s all I needed to know it’d be awesome. We shot it in 2 hours out on Hampstead Heath and then gave it the look of an old, washed out samurai movie. Kind of.

This is something that I wrote years ago and have always wanted to make it but didn’t know who the right people were to cast in the leads. Until I saw Mark Stephenson and Harriet Kemsley on the same comedy night.

This next sketch is the biggest hit I’ve been a part of and was a little idea that Tom Toal chucked in at the end of an email to me. The Daily Star wrote about it and it became something of a phenomenon in Poland.

I regularly appear in, write and direct a web series about a British Batman in a small village. We’re onto a third series now and the magnitude has increased to such a scale that we’re finding it difficult to get the time to make them for our cult audience. This is the opening episode to the third series and I love it because the first scene is a shot-for-shot homage to Mission:Impossible 3 but still works perfectly with the Batman/Joker dynamic and sets up the rest of the series beautifully.

Also, my short film, Chubby Bunny, was screened at the Friars Club Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.

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