AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY at the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival in June


In 2002, British comedian and three-time Edinburgh Fringe First winner Henry Naylor (2018 Hollywood Fringe Best International nominated for “Echoes”) traveled to the Afghan war zone with photographer Sam Maynard to conduct research for the play from Naylor Edinburgh Fringe “Finding Bin Laden”. “They were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the mujahideen and almost blown up by the Taliban. Now, as the Taliban returns to power, Naylor asks incisively: what has been lost in the ruins of Kabul? ?

WHAT: “Afghanistan is not funny”

Written and performed by Henry Naylor; Produced by Redbeard Theater in association with Fringe Management, LLC

WHERE: The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Saturday, June 18, 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 9:30 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes – 16 years and over

TICKETS: $15.00


HENRY NAYLOR/(Writer/Performer): is an award-winning British playwright, who has been described as “one of our best new playwrights” in The Times, “one of our best new playwrights” in The Evening Standard , and “one of Britain’s finest writers on contemporary events”, in Theater Extra. In recent years, his pieces have won or been nominated for more than 35 international awards, including one of France’s most prestigious artistic prizes, the Globes De Cristal. In 2016, the Times named him along with JK Rowling as having written one of the 10 best plays of the year. He is one of the few writers to have won Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe three times and has also won four of the top five Fringe Awards in Edinburgh, including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. Three of his plays were filmed for a month off Broadway, and in 2017 alone there were more than 300 public performances of his work, on five continents. His work has been translated into eight languages.

FRINGE MANAGEMENT, LLC (producer) has produced over 100 plays around the world, including over 80 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (which won them the coveted Spirit of the Fringe Award), including the first winner of the Fringe “runt” (Sony Radio Academy award for BBC World Service production); “This is So Not About the Simpsons” (featuring Harry Shearer of “This is Spinal Tap” and “The Simpsons”) and several productions featuring international comedy sensation The Pajama Men (Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee, Times Dubble Act award, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festival winners, London’s Soho Theater box office record). His other production credits include “Latina Christmas Special” and “Bard Overboard” Off-Broadway, Hollywood Fringe Festival productions of “Richard Parker” (Best International Production), “Bumpersticker” (Best Music Nominee) and “Pick of the Fringe” (twice nominated for best cabaret) as well as “Bukowsical” (best musical) at the New York International Fringe Festival.

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY at the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival in June


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