Yanks for the memory, Arj.American comedian Arj Barker Arj Barker (born April 18, 1974) is an American stand-up comedian from San Anselmo, California. He is relatively well-known among comedy fans in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, European countries, and many other parts of the world, continuing to tour venues in all these says he's only trying his act out to see if it works. It does.
At a time when the Fringe comedy scene is taking a fair bit of stick, Arj's act is a refreshing change.
Like Billy Connolly has a go at Scots, this Yank Yank
steamship stoker vainly tries to climb the social ladder, then fails in attempt to avenge himself on society. [Am. Drama: O’Neill The Hairy Ape in Sobel, 339]
See : Failure
(jargon) yank gets stuck into his own countrymen.
He lambasts the Americans and understands the way other nations slag off slag off (Brit) (inf) vt → dire du mal de
slag off (Brit) (inf) vt (criticize) → (he)runtermachen dear old Uncle Sam Uncle Sam, name used to designate the U.S. government. The term arose in the War of 1812 and seems at first to have been used derisively by those opposed to the war. Possibly it was an expansion of the letters "U.S. .
The act is clean and deadpan. Arj has funny lines on everything from women to beer.
His debut was impressive. He's genuinely funny and he deserves to be a household name. See him at the Pleasance until August 30. Tickets: pounds 6.50, pounds 5.50. Box Office, tel: 0131- 556 6550.
A stage version of cult British gangster movie, The Long Good Friday, is being staged at the Pleasance until August 30. Tickets: pounds 6.50, pounds 5. Box Office: 0131-556 6550.
Comic act Scared Weird Little Guys Scared Weird Little Guys (commonly referred to as SWLG or The Scaredies) are an Australian comedy music duo formed in July 1990. Comprising John Chaplin-Fleming (vocals, guitar) and Rusty Berther (vocals, guitar, banjo), their first performance was at the Melbourne Hilton's comedy from Australia are worth a look at The Assembly Rooms tonight. Tickets: pounds 8.50, pounds 7.50. Box Office: 0131- 226 2428.
Sing along with the Happy Gang - dubbed the kid's U2 - at the Pleasance at 10.30am today.Tickets: pounds 4, pounds 2.75. Box Office: 0131 556 6550.