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Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction


Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
The Long Room: AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Raul Kohli: Russian Weapon of Mass Destruction

Raul Kohli talks about important events in his life and the world at large such as why he felt sorry for the local paedophile during Covid-19, how Russian intelligence services used comedians including himself as a weapon of mass destruction to precede their invasion of Ukraine & why white people need to stop having sex while their dogs are in the room...

'Superb political comedy' (Scotsman).

'Shallow and unbalanced' (MigrationWatchorg.uk).

'Hilarious' (Judah Friedlander).

'Poisonous' (Nigel Farage).

'Inspiringly intelligent' (Paul Sinha).

'The worst comedy I have ever seen' (EdFringeReview.com).

'Superb Politcal Comedy' - The Scotsman

'Shallow & Unbalanced' - Migration Watch

'Hilarious' - Judah Friedlander

'Poisonous' - Nigel Farage

'Inspiringly Intelligent' - Paul Sinha

'The Worst Comedy I have ever seen' – Edfringereview

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

50 Edinburgh shows picked by a true comedy lover

July 28, 2022   Chortle

50 Edinburgh shows picked by a true comedy lover

A bit of a change for our Edinburgh preview feature today. Rather than based on any theme, these are 50 shows chosen by comedy connoisseur Corry Shaw.

In a long career in the industry, she worked for Chortle, tour promoters and agents Gag Reflex, and the Stand and Komedia comedy clubs – and was one of the organisational powerhouses behind Mark Watson’s marathon shows.

However, illness forced her to retire from the business she loved a few years ago, and has left her unable to attend the Fringe this year. Yesterday she posted this list of 50 shows on Twitter as what she would have seen, were she able to make it Edinburgh.

’This list isn’t exhaustive and I’ve almost definitely missed people off,’ she said. ‘Blame it on my damaged brain, not on the quality of their show. Please go and see as many shows as you can of people you’ve never heard of. Support live comedy.’

Watson then took up the baton and asked his fans to fill this schedule – and vowed that for the first ticket bought to each show on the list he and his partner Lianne Coop would match the price with a donation to a new fund to help build a fairer, more widely accessible Fringe.

Most of the shows have now been claimed but a few have not. If you want to help complete the list, check tinyurl.com/corry50 and buy a ticket for one of the unclaimed shows. Put your name down and tweet @watsoncomedian a picture with your confirmation.

Watson tweeted: 'The emotional side of this for me is: Corry are I are famously like THIS (closeness gesture), met at Fringe, it was our playground, and comedy is her oxygen (not literally).

‘For her to be too sick to go is heartbreaking. This is a way of her Fringing vicariously and in the process starting to build a financial bedrock which will help the two things she cares about most (other than cheese): access/equality, and the health of the comedy ecosystem in general. The fund will soon have its own proper donations page. But this is a "loosener".

‘So, please get involved and also share this, if you are comedy-involved-or-adjacent. It's easy (and fair) to complain about the Fringe but it's on people like me, who have been treated so well by it, to start building drawbridges for the next lot. This is a start. Thank you!

‘Is drawbridges what I meant, is that a good analogy? Well. You get the idea. OK, as I say: THANKS, OFF YOU GO.)

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