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Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

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Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

The City Café

19 Blair Street
Hollywood: AUG 4-28 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has led to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness, and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an Asexual living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual...

- “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical)

- "Infectiously funny" (The Indiependent)

- "Offbeat, wacky and unpredictable" (The Wee Review)

- "Weird as f**k" (Janey Godley)

- "instantly likeable ... both informative and hilarious" - (ArtsYork.co.uk)

- "more one-liners than he or we can count" (Gscene)

- Sell-out show Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019/2020

- Sell-out show Museum of Comedy 2021

- Scottish Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist 2021

- As seen on BBC Scotland

- As Heard on BBC Radio Norfolk & Suffolk

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News and Reviews for this Show

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy And I Know It

August 23, 2022    EdFringeReview.com

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy And I Know It

(A)Sexy and I Know It is an essential show for the Fringe. Eliott Simpson brings audiences originality and authenticity in a comedic scene that is more saturated this year than ever. His show treats the subject of asexuality, and Eliott has joke after joke lined up at an impressive pace in a performance that touches on the endearing and plunges into the hilarious. His show explores what it is to be an asexual man in the current world, a world that, at times, seems to think about little else other than sex. (A)Sexy and I know It is a stand-up comedy show that combines the informative with the wacky and is a refreshingly different addition to your must-see comedy list.



Eliott is such a likeable comedian, and from the moment he comes into the room, he makes it clear that he has his audience’s enjoyment and ease at the top of his priorities. Although some of his jokes touch on potentially tricky topics, Eliott handles them gracefully in a way that makes them funny rather than abrasive: something that not all comedians so successfully achieve. Sometimes stand-up comedy can be uncomfortable to watch, and as an audience member, you feel pressure to laugh, becoming aware of your role in the show’s progression. This is not the case for (A)Sexy and I Know It, as Eliott guides his audience to laugh in a way that’s natural and easy. Moreover, any moments that feel uncomfortable, Eliott uses to his advantage and either bounces off them into another joke or expertly takes them in his stride.



I feel slightly as if Eliott’s venue worked to his disadvantage. Anyone who knows the Hollywood room at Laughing Horse @ City Cafe will know how small it is; if you don’t, think university kitchen size: genuinely tiny. This means that Eliott’s vibrant energy is almost bursting out of the room and because he doesn’t have much space to move around, I felt he had to hold back on his physicality for fear of overwhelming his audience. A larger stage and a little more space would improve this show. Mark my words, Eliott’s energy and vibrant personality could reach the corners of a much larger room.



The true strengths of (A)Sexy and I Know It come when Eliott tells his jokes as his true authentic self, and with a little more practise in terms of pacing (and maybe a room in which he can breathe), this show will become polished in a way that makes it even more fun to experience than it already is. I enjoy Eliott’s style of humour; he uses clever wordplay, and the simple one-liner jokes are hilarious due to their masterful delivery. Come to this show for laughs, learning and everything in between. Click Here For Review


August 22, 2022    Ed Fringe Review

(A)Sexy and I Know It is an essential show for the Fringe. Eliott Simpson brings audiences originality and authenticity in a comedic scene that is more saturated this year than ever. His show treats the subject of asexuality, and Eliott has joke after joke lined up at an impressive pace in a performance that touches on the endearing and plunges into the hilarious. His show explores what it is to be an asexual man in the current world, a world that, at times, seems to think about little else other than sex. (A)Sexy and I know It is a stand-up comedy show that combines the informative with the wacky and is a refreshingly different addition to your must-see comedy list.

Eliott is such a likeable comedian, and from the moment he comes into the room, he makes it clear that he has his audience’s enjoyment and ease at the top of his priorities. Although some of his jokes touch on potentially tricky topics, Eliott handles them gracefully in a way that makes them funny rather than abrasive: something that not all comedians so successfully achieve. Sometimes stand-up comedy can be uncomfortable to watch, and as an audience member, you feel pressure to laugh, becoming aware of your role in the show’s progression. This is not the case for (A)Sexy and I Know It, as Eliott guides his audience to laugh in a way that’s natural and easy. Moreover, any moments that feel uncomfortable, Eliott uses to his advantage and either bounces off them into another joke or expertly takes them in his stride.

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Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

August 18, 2022    Neurodiverse Review

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Asexuality isn’t a subject that is covered much, if at all. In our ever increasing queer alphabet, ‘A’ doesn’t even stand for a group of over 7 million people worldwide. Erasure such as this is nothing new, even from within our community. Eliott Simpson has taken it upon themselves to educate an unknowing public about their sexuality.

Simpson’s show is silly and very, very funny. They pack the hour with so many gags and one-liners, they are unrelenting. Coupled with an unhinged delivery that is hypnotically unsettling, they have the audience in the palm of their hand. It’s great to see an out and proud autistic comedian, pepper their routine with references to their autism, without having to explain it, it’s representation like this autistic audiences crave, the knowledge that we are visible.

Eliott’s persona can be overwhelming at times, perhaps not for an Edinburgh Fringe audience, who, bombarded with so many comics, need something bold and brash to stand out and keep their attention. I wished I’d brought my noise-cancelling headphones as the audiences raucous laughter in such a crowded room can be a sensory nightmare.

Eliott is a fully-formed stand-up. Usually you see acts on the fringe that are, to put it kindly, rough around the edges. Eliott is ready to go onto a much wider audience. I would be surprised if they don’t get snapped up by one of the big comedy promoters sooner or later. I am sure these early audiences know this too, from the huge enthusiasm and thunderous applause, they know they’ve witnessed something and someone very special.

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It, Laughing Horse @ City Cafe 17:50 (1hr) Aug 5-28 (free non ticketed)

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FRINGE REVIEW: (A)Sexy and I Know It

May 10, 2022   GScene Magazine

FRINGE REVIEW: (A)Sexy and I Know It

In sharp purple suit with frilly cuffs, Brighton Fringe comedian Eliott Simpson tells us right off : “let’s get one thing straight: I’m not”. And Eliott is of course an anagram for toilet, so prepare for lots of excruciating dick jokes in this quick fire hour, with more one-liners than he or we can count.

Oh and he’s also autistic, which accounts for some of the frenzy in his non-stop performance. But Eliott has a serious mission- to educate us about the nature of asexuality – both what it is and what it isn’t, and to maybe make the world more tolerant to this group which he says are too small to be a recognised minority.

Asexuality, he asserts, is like being Gay, but not as fashionable, going on to add: “an asexual comic is a gap in the market but not one you can fill”. His bedroom fantasy is getting 8 hours of sleep, and he also points out that if we don’t laugh at his autism, it’s a hate crime. And it’s a hate crime if we do laugh.

I’m guessing by now you’ve picked up on Eliott’s technique – to self-deprecate but also explain why. As he says: “I sometimes go on Pornhub just to admire the wallpaper”.


And he points out that you can’t really come out as asexual, pondering whether asexuality – the lack of interest in sexual activity – is proper sexuality at all. “It’s not a low sex drive- it’s just that I don’t care,” he tells us. But he adds that globally 78 million identify with it – making them truly the 1 per cent.

But it’s within the safety net of sarcasm that Eliott’s show works best: “pornography gives you an unhealthy expectation of how quickly a plumber will come to your house”, he says. And he wonders if the name of the nature should be changed to “ shagnostic”

But in the end he gives us – appropriately – a serious anti-climax: “ we are a real community. We are real people and we don’t need to be fixed”.

Eliott’s show had a very short run at the Walrus in Ship Street. Click Here For Article



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