Miserably Happy

Tiernan Douieb’s 2017 show 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