Miserably Happy


Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

6 - 27 August 2017 (not 15 or 19)

The Waverley Bar (Venue 438)
(PBH Free Fringe)

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Tiernan Douieb transports his carefully-cultivated echo chamber to the Edinburgh Fringe, bringing with it a new hour of satirical gags and nonsense musings – if ignorance is bliss should we even know that? Can we learn to understand people we don’t agree with? Should we even try if they are genuinely very annoying?

National identity, civilisation, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and the persuasive properties of raw tomatoes - comedian, writer, podcaster and prolific tweeter Tiernan continues his mission to complain about worldly political happenings in the friendliest and funniest manner possible.

Miserably Happy is Tiernan Douieb’s sixth solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
His recent projects include: writing and producing his weekly podcast, Partly Political Broadcast, which combines jokes about the news with expert guest interviews; organising a series of shows in aid of Help Refugees with Jen Brister, featuring Sarah Millican, Dara O'Briain, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi and many others at performances across the UK; supporting Frankie Boyle throughout his August 2016 run at the Soho Theatre; and co-running Comedy Club 4 Kids where he is resident MC, making small people laugh alongside comedians like Adam Buxton, Bec Hill, and Nish Kumar.

"Very friendly but fiercely political" - Time Out

"Opinionated yet likeable" - The Guardian

"Sharp, warm and above all, very, very funny" - Three Weeks

"it’s a really lovely show, really good. A really good show." – Mark Thomas

Here is NEWS:

More EdFringe Q&A’s….

This one is a Q&A for Broadway Baby. One question they asked was ‘ask yourself a Q then answer it’. They then don’t specify which one that is on the write up. If I’d known that, I’d have asked something else. Anyway, enjoy guessing which one it is! http://bwb.by/8zn

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Punchline Recommends….

… Well my show amongst lots of other really actually good ones. Very nice to be included. If you’re at the Edinburgh Fringe, do come along: Punchline’s 2017 Fringe Recommendations

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Leicester Ride Pics

As per every year, last week I did my annual shouting at children who’ve just passed their Leicester cycling proficiency test. This year the Leicester Ride event was at the cathedral which was an amazing setting. Though I’m quite worried I upset the bones of Richard III by shouting fart jokes at him.

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Stand Up For Refugees

Our last Stand Up For Refugees gig, raising money for the very important charity Help Refugees, was at the Brighton Dome this Weds (June 21st). Myself and the brilliant Jen Brister organised and ran seven shows and while we’re still waiting for exact final figures it’s currently looking like we’ve raised over £50k for the charity […]

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The Comedy Cast

I did a podcast that wasn’t my own one. GASP! I KNOW! But do have a listen to the very fun to do Comedy Cast, where I chatted with Spud, the host, about everything from robot takeovers to pavlova. Much fun indeed. Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with English Comedian Tiernan Douieb

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Eurovision 2017

I’m not sure why you would, but here’s all my tweets from me live tweeting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest because, well, yep. https://storify.com/TiernanDouieb/eurovision-2017

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My EdFringe poster is here!

This year’s poster is designed by the excellent @tokyosexwhale – https://tokyosexwhale.wordpress.com/ – with pic taken by the brilliant Wasi Daniju – http://wasidaniju.500px.com/ Expect to see this all over my website soonish…. 

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LONDON TYPES! What are you doing on the night of June 8th? Crying into your peas while watching Jeremy Vine prance around computer graphics like a crap Lawnmower man, contemplating what sort of dystopian future the next 100 years of Conservative government will bring? Well don’t do that, and instead go and vote then come […]

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What’s This General Election Thing All About?

PARENTS! Are you struggling to explain what on earth this whole general election thing is to your children? Well I’ve teamed up Comedy Club 4 Kids with the brilliant Simple Politics website and we are doing a joint show at the Udderbelly Southbank on June 4th to explain it all. It’ll be a non-partisan, educational […]

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Ring Of Fire – Article

Comedy Journalist, excellent beer drinker and all round lovely man Si Hawkins is getting married soon so I had a chat with him about how to do a decent speech that doesn’t make everyone hate you: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/features/comedians_tips_for_a_best_man_speech/

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This weekend – April 22nd / 23rd 2017

Hello. I don’t usually post gig updates on here as what is my gig page for otherwise except taking up space on the internet. But this weekend I’m doing some things you may like to come to. They are all London based. SORRY. 1) On Saturday I’m doing a set at the Take Back Control: London […]

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Spanking New ‘Give Me Your Money’ Patreon Video

You definitely listen to my podcast right? Of course you do. Only an idiot wouldn’t. Ahem. In which case you’ll have been waiting to donate money towards me making it, with the only thing holding you back being the lack of video on the Partly Political Broadcast Patreon Page. Right? Right? Well never fear, because […]

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Partly Political Broadcast clips

Thanks to spanking new technology I can now turn little clips of the Partly Political Broadcast podcast into videos. So the PPB youtube account is back and here is a short clip of this week’s show:   The full episode is at: Direct http://bit.ly/2lBuQ4z iTunes http://apple.co/1THB5KW

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Ko-Fi (Not Annan. The other one. Who’s not a Nan)

I’ve just set up a ko-fi page incase you fancy fueling the beginnings of a vicious caffeine addiction. https://Ko-fi.com/A065LHJ Alternatively you can sponsor Partly Political Broadcast at our Patreon www.patreon.com/partlypoliticalbroadcast   Or you know, do neither of those. I can’t tell you what to do. I’m not your dad.

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Cupids The Movie

A short film I’m in is being released soon but because of the nature of the story, you can screen it for free on Valentine’s Day. So why not do that? Watch it via this link: www.cupidsthemovie.com Or if you’re the sort of person who needs Facebook reminders about things head here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747804905537048/ Or to the Twitter […]

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I’m working on a new Edinburgh show – more on that soon – and have a few work in progress shows coming up. First is Leicester Comedy Festival on 9th Feb at 9pm at the Exchange Bar. This show will be a half written mess. Please come. It is free. http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/tiernan-douieb-happily-miserable-miserably-happy/ Then this month I’ve […]

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