Vittorio Angelone: Translations

“Relatable and thought-provoking” ★★★★★ - The Student | “Just wow.” ★★★★½ - Chortle

Thursday May 11th – Friday May 12th 2023
Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB3)

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Irish-Italian comedian Vittorio Angelone went to see a play (Translations by Brian Friel) at the National Theatre in London. He loved the play, still does, but was deeply disturbed by the reaction of the English audience. Join him as he tackles being Irish in England, identity, and the sad comedy shows that seem to win awards.*

*Since writing this blurb Vittorio’s show got nominated for, but crucially did not win, an award. The show still makes sense.

Press about Translations:

“Relatable and thought-provoking” ★★★★★ - The Student

 “Just wow.”  ★★★★½ - Chortle

 “Boy, this is good stuff. He’s going to go far.” - Ashley Davies, Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Member

 “Come for the caustic wit, stay for a poignancy that never strays into shameless pandering.” Rolling Stone

Quotes & Info about Vittorio himself:

“There will not be a better debut hour of stand-up at the festival this year.” - Adam Rowe

“British stand-up’s new wonderkid.” - Fin Taylor

“An unusual heritage allied to confident, rock solid jokes make this relative newcomer a must see already.” - Paul Sinha

“Catch him now before he gets big or cancelled” - Janine Harouni

“Vittorio is an incredible comedian already. He’s a newer comic but better than he should be. Honestly, he has a natural talent that lives in his bones. Watch his show. Unless it clashes with mine.” - Alfie Brown

BBC New Comedy Awards Regional Finalist

British Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist

As seen on Channel 4, BBC One and as Guest and Guest Co-Host on the Have A Word podcast.

Socials info:

Instagram: @vittorioangelone

Twitter: @thatvittorio

Tik Tok: @vittorioangelone

Thursday 11th May 2023 - 20:30 (100min with interval & support)

Friday 12th May 2023 - 20:00 (100min with interval & support) (EXTRA SHOW!!!)


Upstairs Barrel Bar open one hour before show - Venue Doors Open at least 30 minutes before show starts - Unreserved Seating - No standing

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Monkey Barrel Comedy

#1 in Edinburgh for Bars & Clubs and Concerts & Shows on Trip Advisor

3-time Scottish Comedy Award winner for Best Club

Scotland’s Best Venue 2020 Chortle Awards.

"Fringe Heroes" - The Metro

"The Best Comedy Club in the World" - Olga Koch

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe - The Telegraph

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Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB3)
9-12 Blair Street
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Monkey Barrel Comedy is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Our rooms are located at the top end of Blair Street, just off the Royal Mile and can be easily accessed by Bus and Taxi from South Bridge or by foot from either Cowgate or the High Street.

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