BIRDS

Sketch Show | 1 hour (Brighton Fringe) | Comedy

A public service announcement from The Paper Straw Co. This video is an extract from ‘Birds: Pluck’, which premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2019.

Official Brighton Fringe poster for 2019 show “Pluck”

ABOUT THE SHOW

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Birds - we're Birds.

Birds is a smart, quick-fire comedy sketch show that plucks the feather of funny from the raven of wryness and tickles you under the armpit of wit. Expect sharp, snappy and surreal sketches. With added feathers.

Premiered in London in September 2017, Birds can regularly be seen at comedy nights across the capital, as well as fringe festivals around Europe. Current show PLUCK premiered at Brighton Fringe in May 2019.

For all the latest Birds news and upcoming gigs, find the sketch group on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also email the group directly on wearebirdscomedy@gmail.com.



CREDITS

Performed by AMY SPINKS and KATE NOVAK

Written and directed by JOE REANEY and WILL NOBLE
 

Official Prague Fringe poster for 2018 debut “Birds”

Official Prague Fringe poster for 2018 debut “Birds”

PRESS

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fabulous show… well written and expertly performed. The warm, cheeky, anarchic twosome reel the audience in and don’t let go right until the end credits” - The Reviews Hub | Full review

“Sharp and savvy sketches built on real-life observations, from the dynamics of a long-term relationship to the best Indian restaurant sketch since Rowan Atkinson’s waiter” - Steve Bennett, Chortle | Full review

“Questioning whether sketch is dead? It isn’t. Birds are resurrecting it” - Femedy | Full review

“Birds deliver their own brand of sketch comedy with astute observations of 21st century life. I am genuinely blown away by the number and consistency of quality sketches” - A Younger Theatre | Full review

"Physical energy… good writing… completely infectious" - Chortle | Full review

"Sketches done with charm and wit" - Beyond the Joke | Full review

Pick of the Prague Fringe - Fringe Review | Full article

Pick of the Prague Fringe - Expats.cz | Full article

 

AWARDS

THIRD PLACE:
Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2019, February 2019

FINALISTS:
Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2018, March 2018

SHORTLISTED:
BBC New Comedy Awards 2018, June 2018

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

2019
9pm, Wednesday 29th May: “Birds: Pluck”, Junkyard Dogs: The Doghouse, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. MORE INFO | BUY TICKETS
9pm, Thursday 30th May: “Birds: Pluck”, Junkyard Dogs: The Doghouse, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. MORE INFO | BUY TICKETS
9pm, Friday 31st May: “Birds: Pluck”, Junkyard Dogs: The Doghouse, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. MORE INFO | BUY TICKETS

 

PREVIOUS SHOWS

2019
3-4 May: Birds: Pluck (Brighton Fringe), Junkyard Dogs: The Doghouse, Brighton | 21 March: Sketchy Ladies Comedy Night, The Water Poet, Spitalfields, London
27 February: Gigglebix 6, The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, London | 24 February: Sketch Off! 2019 Final, Leicester Square Theatre, West End, London
27 January: Sketch Off 2019 (Semi), Museum of Comedy, Camden, London |13 January: Sketch Off 2019 (Heats), Museum of Comedy, Camden, London

2018
26 June: BBC New Comedy Award Heats, Up the Creek, Greenwich, London | 25-27 May: Birds at the Prague Fringe, Divadlo Kampa, Prague
5-10 May: Birds at the Brighton Fringe, Junkyard Dogs, Brighton | 29 April: A Night of Sketchy People, Bread and Roses, Clapham, London
15 April: Fringe Preview @ Comedy Virgins, The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell, London | 29 March: Cracking Wise, The Rose, New Cross, London
25 March: Sketch Off 2018 (Final), Leicester Square Theatre, West End, London | 13 March: Party Piece, People's Park Tavern, Hackney, London
9 March: Comedy Bin, T-Bird Comedy Club, Finsbury Park, London | 25 February: Sketch Off 2018 (Semi Final), Museum of Comedy, Camden, London
19 February: Sketch Off 2018 (Heats), Museum of Comedy, Camden, London | 12 February: Diminishing Returns, The Ship, Southwark, London

2017
21 November: Party Piece, The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, London | 9 November: Downstairs at the King's Head, Crouch End, London
26 September: Party Piece, The Joker of Penton Street, Islington, London | 12 September: Comedy Virgins, The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell, London
11 September: Diminishing Returns, The Ship, Southwark, London