july 2020

sun05jul8:00 pm9:00 pmStuart Goldsmith - 'The Infinite Sofa: Special Edition'8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Show Info

The new online chat show with big name guests, that sticks two fingers up to isolation!

Hot-housing the idea inside the fan group of his “Comedian’s Comedian” podcast (15 million downloads), Goldsmith has spent the last month tinkering away with a range of conferencing tools to recreate a genuinely warm and welcoming atmosphere online. Seeing the limitations of the pandemic not as the collapse of live comedy but an invigorating challenge, he now emerges with a format that puts the emphasis squarely on bringing people together for a good time.

Twelve members of the public join Goldsmith on the sofa of his new chat show to interact with celeb comics, plus a carefully curated selection of Stuart’s favourite circuit oddballs, cabaret stars, joke-smiths and chancers.

Viewers can even “teleport in” during the live show to play the games and help interview the celebrity guest, as well as getting put through their paces with a series of interactive games and challenges via Zoom: hide and seek, grandmother’s footsteps, even pass the parcel, as well as some joyously abrupt improvised songs, quizzes and mini-interviews!

★★★★-The Wee Review, ★★★★-The List, ★★★★-Broadway Baby

Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start.
Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.

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