THE BALHAM FREE FRINGE IS BACK!
28th TO 30th JULY, 2017!
Hi! I’m famous* comedian** Chris Coltrane, and welcome to the website for my Balham Free Fringe, a weekend of totally free comedy shows that I put on for you, because I love you.
WHAT IS THE BALHAM FREE FRINGE?
Every year we comedians all write new hour-long comedy shows, which we take up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, aka The Destroyer Of Dreams.
Before we debut them at the festival we do lots of work-in-progress previews, to make them perfect.
That’s what the Balham Free Fringe is: A weekend of brilliant nearly-ready shows. You get to see us for free; we get to use you like gorgeous comedy guinea pigs. From stand-up to sketch, from new acts to TV names, we’ve got something to match every comedy taste.
WOAH, IT’S ALL REALLY FREE?
Yep! You don’t have to pay a single penny. But! Observe this: The festival is also a fundraiser for a tremendous arts organisation called the PBH Free Fringe. Every show is completely and genuinely free – but if you can spare it we’d love you to pop some money in the bucket at the end, to support us, our art and our work.
All shows are non-ticketed. Just turn up! We’d love to see you there.
— Chris Coltrane xx
* Not true
**Arguably not true