The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah, 25th August 2016

Foil Arms HogI’m expecting our next show to be one of the funniest things we will see this year! It’s Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah, at White Belly @ Underbelly, 66 Cowgate, at 21:50 on Thursday 25th. Let’s look at the blurb: “Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2015. Over four million hits on YouTube. Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. Book early. ***** (Irish Examiner). ***** (Irish Times). ***** ( ***** (Edinburgh Festivals). ‘These lads are hilarious’ (Jason Byrne). ‘Very funny’ (Rowan Atkinson). ‘An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines’ ( ‘Quite simply, a sensation’ (Edinburgh Festivals).”

DoomdahAlthough they’ve apparently been selling out the Fringe since 2009, I’d never heard of them until an Irish friend came to stay for the weekend a few weeks ago and introduced us to their brilliant comedy videos. Very much looking forward to this one! Check back around 11pm for our instant feedback, and by then the preview blog for our final show of the day should be available to read too.

Post-show update:

IMG_5774What can I say about this joyous hour of comedy? The guys are full of fun and present us with several, original, nonsensically funny sketches. More than that – there’s quite a lot of audience participation, so if you sit near the front you may well get picked on, like me… I ended up being: the Ping Pong ball boy, the fourth person in a one man theatrical play, a real live smartphone and Lanyard man! It felt like I was hardly ever off the stage! Fortunately it seemed to go well. I loved it – would happily watch it again! Very funny and highly recommended!

5 thoughts on “The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah, 25th August 2016

  1. I went to the Fringe last year(2016) and loved every moment of it! Walking in, Foil(Sean Finnegan) recognised me and waved, and I waved back, sat down and looked forward to a cracking show. The guys didn’t disappoint us and made the evening a really wonderful, enjoyable one! At the end, I was picked to take a picture of a group of guys(it took me 3 shots of the camera on their smartphone to get it right..the last one was brill), and when I was the last one out, I had a quick chat to Sean fin(foil) and Sean flag(hog). Shyly said bye(well, the underbelly assistant wanted me to go, so obliged, said “bye” to the guys and walked back to my hostel where I was staying! And before retiring, I found out that my guy that shared my bunk bed(he slept on the top by the way!) knew Sean flag because he worked with him a long time ago. Small world eh!

  2. I hate myself that i only aware of them after I finished my study in the UK. 🙁
    I really want to come to their show this year! I’m curious whether they only show up for one date in Edfringe or there were more dates? I’ll be coming from Indonesia so I must be veeeryyy careful about the dates. I don’t want to miss them.

    In case you’re wondering, I’ll be coming to UK not only for EdFringe or as a tourist. It’s for my graduation. at least I have justification to use my savings. hehehe. (even while I’m writing this comment I feel guilty).

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