Sid Wick has been nearly 50% of the award winning musical sketch double act Slap and Giggle since 2008. Many would think this would have provided him a non stop stream of friends, fans, and adoring groupies.
Well it hasn’t.
After 4 previous years of sell out double-act shows, Sid now brings the premiere of his first solo sketch show to Brighton Fringe.
But it’s NOT a solo show!
Sid has formed a self-help group, where his new array of imaginary friends (including Sir Cliff Richard, CoCo Monkey, and Mr Kipling) will work tirelessly for a futile 55minutes, helping Sid overcome his loneliness and slender grip on reality. During which they will explore the invention of Love Hearts (the sweets), reveal the origin of Uncle Ben (the sauce), and film the last ever episode of Brookside (the soap).
Then they all die.
Sid has a vast experience in performing both sketch and character comedy based shows, taking any opportunity to turn a concept on its head for comedic value, and using the formats to incorporate original live songs, concept comedy, and trademark wordplay. A solo sketch show is an oddity on the comedy scene, and Sid has foolishly decided to take it on with a new and original approach.
Through his work in Slap and Giggle, Sid has featured as a regular guest on BBC Radio Manchester, along with being chosen by the BBC to perform as part of the “Comic Relief” Red Nose Day campaign in 2009. He has also performed sell out shows at the Buxton Fringe, Preston Tringe, Manchester Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Harrogate Comedy, Manchester Comedy, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
““Brilliant – sharp, creepy and perfect” *****” Three Weeks
““Brilliant! The best sketch show I’ve ever seen live. Thoroughly deserving of a much bigger stage. One of those special hidden gems you find in Fringe Festivals!”” Love Fringe
““Ability to incorporate songs, silly voices and different comedic styles all within the same continuous scene. Very original and very funny”” Crispy Comedy Cuts