Comedy legend, Simon Fanshawe, is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades this year, with a new live show based on his book ‘The Power of Difference’. We’re delighted to be handling PR for the show, working with the show’s producer, Hollywood director and Entertainment Coach founder, Paul Duddridge.
As a pioneer of the UK comedy scene and co-founder of Stonewall, there is nobody more qualified to perform comedy on the topic of difference than Simon. This hilarious and thought-provoking show explores all aspects of diversity and its impact on society.
Described as a ‘TED Talk with laughs’ in a profile interview with Simon in The Times this week, the show is a broadly biographical performance.
Simon looks back at his career and childhood, using razor-sharp wit and personal stories to explore, hand in hand with his audience, why valuing difference and finding common ground with people you disagree with matters.
Simon explains: “I want to hear what audiences think and show them the sense of fun and relief they can experience discussing issues like race, gender and sexual orientation without walking on eggshells. While having a really good laugh, we can realise together that even though we can’t do this easily – we all fall down sometimes, we argue, we offend, we behave badly and make mistakes – our common strength is that we continue to try.”
"You are beyond impressive"
Paul Duddridge, Entertainment Coach Founder