Hippocratic Oafs: Alex Farrow & Ed Patrick (Work In Progress)


  • Comedy and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £6.00
  • Balham
  • Over 18
  • Sun, 19th Jun 2022 @ 18:00 - 20:00
  • 18:00 - 20:00

Rising stars of the comedy circuit Alex Farrow and Ed Patrick bring you their new WORK IN PROGRESS stand-up shows for 2022. 

One is a doctor and the other a philosophy teacher. Expect themes of therapy, stoicism, the NHS, medicine, anaesthesia and plenty of laughing gas.

Ed Patrick

Ed Patrick is a comedian, author and NHS anaesthetist. He has performed across the UK and is also host of several podcasts, including the ‘Comedians’ Surgery’ where he speaks to guests including Joe Lycett, Rose Matafeo and Reginald D Hunter about their health stories and experiences. 

Ed is also creator and presenter of ‘Infectious Personalities’ broadcast on BBC Radio 2 with guests Charlie Brooker and Sindhu Vee. He has also written and performed on BBC Radio 4 for shows such as Jarvis Cocker’s Wireless Nights, Now Wash Your Hands and Newsjack. Ed has previously written for the Guardian about the intersection between medicine and comedy. 

Following on from becoming a brand spanking new author (oooooh, check him), Ed Patrick emerges with the makings of a new show, named (for now) after his debut book Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist, a funny and honest memoir about becoming an anaesthetist (available in all your favourite bookstores). 

'Brilliantly funny’ Matt Lucas

'Extremely funny' Telegraph 

'Masterful, playfully provocative writing' Chortle.co.uk 

'Packed with funny anecdotes' Guardian 

As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. 

Alex Farrow

Alex Farrow is the host of award-winning Jericho Comedy in Oxford, as recommended by the Telegraph, the i Paper, Sunday Times, Chortle and Waitrose magazine. His philosophy themed solo shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and 2021. One of his jokes was featured in the Times this year as part of the best jokes of the Edinburgh fringe. He has also featured on BBC Radio 4 extra's comedy show 'the Circuit' and Al Murray's Great British Pub Quiz

Praise for Alex's 2021 Edfringe run:

★★★★★ "practically perfect" - The Scotsman 

★★★★★ "packs a philosophical punch" - The Edinburgh Student

★★★★ "clever and charismatic"- the Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ "ingenius" - Binge Fringe

★★★1/2 -"a robust introduction to that cohort of comics who love their facts" - Chortle 

"Alex Farrow is perhaps one of the most critically acclaimed comedians at the Fringe this year." - Conde Naste Traveller




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