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ASHLEY STORRIE: MORNING GLORY

Comedy

Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Ballroom
AUG 3-27 at 18:45 (60 min)
 
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The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy returns to Edinburgh with a whole new hour of self-effacing comedy. After a successful year of viral videos and comedy triumphs, Storrie is excited to return to her spiritual home of the Edinburgh Fringe
with more self-penned pornography, more stories of mishaps that make you feel better about your own failings and more hilarity than you can shake an old stick at.

‘The moment you enter the room, you know this is someone special… Ashley Storrie is a magnificently promising act.’ Ed Fest Magazine

’She's an example of the kind of feminism that doesn't announce its agenda but lives it… and should be mandatory viewing’ The List

'She is so naturally funny' Chortle.co.uk


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August 26, 2017  The Wee Review (previously TV Bomb)
From the very beginning Ashley Storrie is making us laugh. Proclaiming she doesn’t want to pay for intermission music she chit chats with the audience instead, making fun of one guest who looks like Draco Malfoy. It’s “bants” like this that dominate the first part of the routine and has the audience in stitches.
Predictably there’s some Scottish jokes and quips from where others in the crowd hail from. It’s not an unknown routine to comedians, still, she does it with funny witty one-liners which are as hilarious as they are true. Her confidence and comfortableness at being on stage is clear and the audience feels at ease with her.
Storrie claims she hasn’t had a sad life, and yet her routine does anything to convince us otherwise. It’s a clever hook as she leaves the audience feeling both sorry for her but glad it hasn’t happened to them. As she told Broadway World last month, “Morning Glory is me just presenting that to an audience in a way that will probably make them feel better about themselves… comparatively”. Her parents – of which her mum is famous Glaswegian comedian – dominate her stories which she delivers with perfect timing. And her witticisms about sex are both cringy and unique in their take – whoever heard of back-to-fronty sex?
Storrie’s repetitive wordplay only add to her comedy. There were just as many laughs for how often she said “tin” during a tale as there was for the punch line.
Morning Glory also has a cracking finale as Storrie reads aloud a somewhat disgusting political porno she wrote for this piece. It’s a wonderfully funny hour and for a free show is definitely one to brave the queues for. Click Here

August 26, 2017 British Comedy Guide
British Comedy Guide recommended show 2017
In town for a limited time with a limited budget and want to experience authentic Scottish humour? Get yourself over to The Counting House to see this funny comedian tell you about growing up in a rather unconventional Glasgow family. She'll see you off with a closing story that will stay with you long after you've left town!

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August 21, 2017  One4Review
Ashley Storrie as I’m sure almost everyone will know, is the daughter of Glaswegian comedy superstar Janey Godley, yet while there are similarities she is definitely her own woman.
Not wanting to pay for intro music, Ashley is on stage early welcoming the arrivals, quipping away, basically setting the scene for her hour of individual and delightfully funny humour, while putting everyone at ease.
The show is fairly heavily family based, she relates so many tales of her autistic father, his gangster heritage, obviously her mum and her much loved recently deceased grandfather.
Ms Storrie delights in relating of ‘rubbish’ presents given to her, anecdotes from her ultra-posh schooling, being the glue to her parents’ marriage and her almost non-existent relationships and sex life, yet retells of a recent experience that was enhanced with finally finding a use for a previous rubbish present and of course some presidential erotica her fertile brain has written.
Ashley Storrie has a huge appeal and the relaxed delivery style of the born raconteur she is. The show is peppered with laughs and her comedy future is assured. Click Here

August 11, 2017  The Skinny
Born into Scottish comedy royalty (Janey Godley is her mother), you might think Storrie would want to shy away from the microphone. Happily chatting away to the audience as they file in, commenting on dungarees dresses and crepes, she effortlessly puts the room at ease. For a show about love for her family, it’s a comforting start. Storrie excels at being candid and Morning Glory emphasises this skill. Tales of living with a father with autism and his knack for terrible gifts are fantastically frank, as is her account of a naughty school incident. Despite her childlike demeanour, there’s also a reading of presidential erotica and sexpeditions, all delivered with a gleeful giggle.

It’s heartwarming at times too; the admiration for her parents is overwhelming, as is the affection for her non-gangster Granda’. It’s not a super polished, high concept hour, but there's a quality to Storrie's storytelling. It’s a well-executed set of genuine, enjoyable stand-up from a breakout star of the Scottish comedy scene. Click Here

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