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Facilitators of Mirth

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Tom Crosbie

Tom Crosbie - Nerd World Problems

Nerd World Problems

At The Nightclub, Gilded Balloon Teviot

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Wed July 31st to Mon August 26th at 2.45pm

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Tom Crosbie - Nerd World Problems

at The Nightclub, Gilded Balloon Teviot

Wed July 31st to Mon August 26th at 2.45pm

Performing Nerd Tom Crosbie may not have the answers to any global issues, but for an hour he transports you to his land of whimsy, where his concentrated nerdistry reduces life's little worries to mere homeopathic levels. If the world's questions can be answered as easily as his Rubik's cubes, then maybe the time spent learning fun facts was worth it all along.

Tom wears his heart on his sleeve and a cardigan on his chest, dazzling you with an array of feats while teaching you all about Life, the Universe and... Scrabble?

Tom Crosbie is not a comedian, but he will leave you laughing. He's not a magician, but he will leave you scratching your head. He's not a juggler, but he will leave you with your jaw on the floor. His shows are a combination of nerdy skills, memory, rapid mathematics & comedy. Sweet, heartfelt and sincere while also making you feel like you learned something.

"Like taking Wikipedia to the pub for a pint and a laugh" ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

"Like magic, but more factually accurate!" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Nerdiness is not yet recognised as a superpower but, on the basis of what Tom Crosbie does onstage, it really should be. We get a fun video and an addictive game before the show starts and then we are off into amazing displays of memory and fiendish finger exercises before we are introduced to Alan Turing and Rubik’s Cubes. Both turn out to be a big part of the show. By the end of this extraordinary hour, there is nothing left that can be done onstage with a Rubik’s cube that is not illegal or life-threatening. Crosbie’s finale is breathtaking. Who even knew Rubik’s cubes could take your breath away? Crosbie is a lovely, charming Bunterish chap in a lovely waistcoat who is ridiculously self-effacing about his extraordinary skills. And knowledge. Odd statistics tumble out over us about Big Macs and Scrabble, word usage and Apple. He reminds us of the tragic story of genius and war hero Alan Turing and he boggles our Muggle minds with displays of the kind of skill set it takes a very lonely childhood to acquire. Get practising your Scrabble skills, people. The nerds are coming, and this time they’ve got Rubik’s Cubes” – The Scotsman


“a charming piece of daytime entertainment.. with awe-inspiring feats of mental prowess, a good deal of laughter and surprisingly educational moments” – ★★★★ Broadway World
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“an impressive, entertaining act that elicits genuinely big laughs to match the amazement.. the entertainment never abates.. This show intends to demonstrate the ‘pointless skills' Crosbie has developed. But they might not be so pointless after all, given the rapturous reception he gets in a packed room” – ★★★★ Chortle
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“You will be entertained and amazed in equal measure'” – ★★★★★ One4Review
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Tom Crosbie - Nerd World Problems
Tom Crosbie - Nerd World Problems

See the show at:

31 July to 26 August 2019
The Nightclub, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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