Hope you're all still keeping safe and well and are still doing OK (considering…)
Team Sloss has regrettably been asked to pass on the following information about Daniel's HUBRIS shows at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.
We hoped the shows would be able to go ahead in August, in whatever form was possible/safe, but even though you can get your haircut north of the border now, it's still not permitted to do indoor shows in a way that makes it feasible to go ahead - yet.
Things are changing almost day by day and the Scottish Government has been great at keeping people informed and the drop in COVID-19 cases really does look like Scotland is on the right path with opening things up carefully and sensibly...but... the truth is that the logistics of opening larger theatre venues safely are enormously complicated. And no one can or should rush things. But a lot of excellent people are working hard on making it possible.
We have genuine hope and expectation that Daniel's HUBRIS shows can still go ahead - but we can’t speed up the process of reopening safely it needs to be a little further down the track to make sure it's all ok for everyone - especially the audience and, of course, the hardworking venue staff.
This is still a difficult time and circumstances are beyond anyone’s control. You know that, we know that but it still bears saying. It's pretty f****d actually... but we are reasonably confident that no Slossballs fans manufactured a killer virus in Wuhan so we will keep working on making this work in the best possible way so the shows can happen in a meaningful way (ie. fun, safe, proper atmosphere, indoor comedy gigs) just as soon as it can be done properly.
Here is the official line and info about refunds/ hanging on to your tickets...
Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS - shows at the Edinburgh Fringe this August in The Queen’s Hall have been POSTPONED to dates TBC for Autumn.
Tickets bought from Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office need to be refunded as they can't be transferred to the new dates (but tickets will be available via the venue once the dates are announced).
Tickets bought from The Queen’s Hall will be valid for postponed shows. Dates TBC for Autumn. You don't need to contact them, they will be in touch when the new dates are announced to arrange changes.
Refunds will also be available from QH if you prefer.
Thanks again for your support for live comedy - please stay safe and we will post more news about the postponed dates just as soon as possible.
Original info about the show
The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy superstar, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash hit “Daniel Sloss: X”.
Lauded by the ancient Greeks, hubris is the devastating, dangerous and of course exciting characteristic which often led to the hero’s downfall. So exactly how do you follow a global smash-hit juggernaut tour of 300 performances across 40 countries? With a phenomenal new show that doesn’t have a theme or a twist or require any trigger warnings.
‘Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS’ is the next chapter in this odyssey.
The extraordinary ‘X’ tour toured non stop for 17 months across the globe, with extra dates also selling out as fast as they could be added - throughout Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is now showing on HBO in the US and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue.
Daniel’s previous two Netflix specials ‘DARK’ and ‘Jigsaw’ are streaming in 190 countries, 26 languages with the infamous ‘Jigsaw’ now credited with breaking up over 75,000 couples and cited in over 130 divorces worldwide (with fans even bringing their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows).
He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on US TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken box office records at the world’s biggest arts festival in Edinburgh and toured in over 50 countries.
‘Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS’ is Daniel’s new show and it’s an absolute humdinger. BOOK EARLY!
Important show information, please read
Please be advised that the performance begins promptly at the time indicated and late admittance is not guaranteed. It is a condition of entry that ticket holders agree to not photograph, film, record or stream the show. Offenders will be removed and not permitted re-entry. Please note that tickets are non-transferable and there may be no refunds or exchanges. Contains adult themes & strong language. Age 16+.
Presented by MZA and Get Slossed Productions
Photo: Troy Edige
(New York Times)
“Dirty, sweet and clever”
(Mail On Sunday, UK)
“Smouldering… deliciously dark stand-up. Brilliant!” ★★★★★
“Dazzling wit… Unstoppable"
"Simply world class… hilarious" ★★★★
Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS